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Cradle and All Themes & Symbolism

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Significant Topics

The encompassing theme is the triumph of good over evil. The relationship of man to God and Satan is explored through secular and nonsecular characters being tempted, rewarded, and punished for actions taken.

The protagonists do not have the opportunity to make the choices that change their lives. Other people who do not have their best interests at heart make their choices.

The teenage girls are denied the chance to grow up and mature before adult responsibilities are pressed upon them, showing an unpleasant side of the coming-of-age process. The place of God and Satan in the beliefs of society and the part these beliefs play in decisions made for the good of all human kind is also a theme.

Nicholas Rosetti represents the good in all men and the battle between good and evil that is often fought on a personal level by all men and women...

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