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The Secret Agent Themes & Symbolism

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Significant Topics

Trust

Trust is an issue in the novel, The Secret Agent. Without trust between Stevie and Mr. Verloc and Mr. Verloc and his wife, Winnie, many events that transpire throughout the novel's pages would not have been possible. Winnie marries Mr. Verloc for the pure reason that she needs a husband who can support not only her, but also her mother and brother. Winnie has turned away her true love for this man who is much older but also much more prosperous. Winnie does all she can to be a good wife to Mr. Verloc in exchange for this protection that his wealth can provide for her family, especially her brother Stevie, who cannot hold down a job. After seven years of marriage, Winnie has begun to trust that her husband, though not overly in love with Stevie but tolerant of him, that Mr. Verloc will always do...

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