The Forest House Themes

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In view of these concerns it must emerge that Bradley's over-arching theme is that of the reconciliation of opposites, or the mystic marriage, either within the individual psyche, the family, or the community, which will unite disparate elements and create the synergy which leads into a transformed future. This is most often represented in Bradley by two characters, usually representatives of two alien or disparate cultures, who come together, often passionately, experience great difficulty, are torn asunder, and reunite, often in death, to transcend their difference to emerge in a new form.

In The Forest House these two world views are the Roman and the Celtic, seemingly antithetical, but both doomed in the face of the imminent destruction of both as the Empire falls and traditional societies are transformed under this force and that of emerging Christianity.

Along with reconciliation must also go betrayal, or at least separation...

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