Presumption of Guilt Themes

Terri Blackstock
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Good versus Evil

The primary plot throughout the entire novel is that of good versus evil. Biblical symbolism can be found throughout the book. Each of the characters experiences an inner struggle with good versus evil.

Beth struggles with the good and evil from the acts she performed for Bill Brandon when she was a kid at the home. Jimmy struggles with good and evil because Bill has brainwashed Jimmy into thinking that the crimes Jimmy is performing are wrong, but only if the police find out. He convinces Jimmy that if Jimmy does what he tells him that his sister Lisa will be safe, but that if Jimmy doesn't obey Bill then Lisa will be in trouble.

Tracy believes that she is evil. She is convinced that she has been a terrible mother and that she has ruined Jimmy and Lisa's lives. Tracy overcomes her thoughts and sacrifices...

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