The Wicked Day Themes

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Evil confronting good is an underlying theme in many novels, but in The Wicked Day, it takes on a strong personification in the character of Morgause. She is evil incarnate, causing destruction for its own sake and tainting the life of anyone with whom she comes into contact. While Arthur is not really a representation of good per se, he stands for law and order and all the forces that oppose the Dark.

Yet Arthur himself is tainted by the evil of Morgause when he sleeps, unwittingly, with his half-sister. Thus evil begets evil, in this case Mordred, the unwilling cause for the downfall of Arthur's reign and kingdom. While man may not be able to avoid his destiny, his guilt is, nevertheless, punished.

Fate and predestination are important issues that overshadow the events in this novel. Again and again, Mordred tries to defy Merlin's prophesy, trying his...

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