A Handful of Dust Themes

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Trust as a Weakness

Every main character trusts someone, depending on that individual to act in a certain manner or facilitate something particular. In every occasion the trustee fails the one who trusts; leaving them in strange and desperate positions.

Tony's character trusts the most, starting with his wife Brenda. It is mentioned on more than one occasion that Tony had fallen into the habit of trusting Brenda. The first implication of this statement is that the trust is misplaced, but also rare among marriages for this group of people. As a result, Tony is the last to know about Brenda's affair with Beaver and has become too naive of her nature to understand how far she will go. Brenda uses Tony's trust to try to take everything he loves and pushes him to seek a drastic change in his life. Tony is good natured so he trusts again...

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