Sharpe's Trafalgar: Richard Sharpe and the Battle of Trafalgar, October 21, 1805 Themes

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A Need for Love

Lady Grace is the epitome of this theme. She is a strong character and could easily stand on her own but needs tenderness from another. She does not find this at all in the arms of her husband but does find it in Sharpe's arms. Lady Grace is willing to risk everything for her emerging love for Sharpe. She knows that if the affair is discovered she will be ruined socially and predicts that Lord William might kill her. Despite these dangers, she is willing to take the risk. Lady Grace is not the only character who shows this need. Sharpe, though a very strong character who shows little in the way of weakness, is willing to take risks in order to follow his desire for Lady Grace. He realizes that Lord William is a powerful man who could create problems for Sharpe in his...

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