The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Themes & Symbolism

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Relationships are an important theme in this novel. It is the relationships between the members of the Desnoyers family, the relationship between Julio and Marguerite, between Julio and Argensola, and the relationships between Marguerite and her husband and Chichi and her fiancy that motivate the main characters of the story and drive the plot.

The most important relationship dynamic in this novel is the one of the Desnoyers family with each other and their German relations. Marcel Desnoyers adores his wife and children although it is not in his nature to show this love with great shows of affection. Desnoyers shows his love through his generosity, not unlike his father in law, Julio Madariaga. As his children grow, Marcel moves further out of the circle of their lives, especially his daughter whom he leaves to the care of his wife. When Julio begins to make...

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