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This novel, like many other works of Dickens, balances themes of social criticism with motifs dealing  with the truths of personal experience. Esther Summerson, one of the principal characters, is  relatively little affected by the deplorable workings of the Chancery Court. In the main, her story  centers around her initiation into life — her discovery of her own identity, and the development of her  emotional relationships with Lady Dedlock, John Jarndyce, Allan Wood-court, and others. The  book's "happy ending" (happy for Esther, Ada, Allan, Mr. Jarndyce, and some others) is a theme  itself. The ending implies that although the evil of the world is formidable, happiness remains a  possibility, perhaps even a likelihood, especially for those who are both pure of heart and responsibly  persevering. Another implied theme is that romance is important and is not necessarily an illusion or 
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