Angle of Repose Themes

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Marriage

Marriage is a strong theme in the novel. Lyman is writing the novel about his grandparents to understand them and how their marriage lasted for sixty years. They had many hardships, but overcame them for the sake of their marriage. Lyman’s own marriage has ended in divorce. His wife left him for the surgeon who cut off his leg. Lyman wants to understand how his marriage ended and his grandparents stayed together through tragedy. Looking at his grandparents marriage, helps Lyman to forgive his wife and start healing his wounds.

Loyalty/Trust

Trust is important in Oliver Ward’s life. He believes that if you cannot put trust in people the world is not worth living in. Susan finds him too trusting. Oliver is a loyal man who will stick with a company even without pay if he believes in what he is doing. Frank is loyal...

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