Possession: A Romance Themes

A.S. Byatt
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Romantic Love is Not a Possession

Love cannot be owned or kept. In this book, Christabel and Randolph are deeply in love, but they cannot be together because of the strict moral rules of the Victorian period. They want the bliss of their one month affair to continue, but they cannot stop time, and they have to return to their own lives. They are only able to capture true love for a few brief weeks.

When Randolph learns that Christabel is pregnant, he tries desperately to find her and any evidence of the child, but Randolph does not own Christabel. She makes her own choice to let her sister, Sophia, raise the girl as her own. Christabel does not want Randolph to take possession of their child and assimilate her into his family. The tug-of-war of possession means ultimately that neither Ash nor LaMotte is able to be a...

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