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Harold Frederic Writing Styles in The Damnation of Theron Ware

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Ware thinks he is becoming enlightened through his contact with Forbes and Celia, an idea that is reinforced by repeated imagery of light and darkness. Celia, for example, is always associated with light. When Ware first meets her, "The bright light shone for a passing instant upon a fashionable flowered hat, and upon some remarkably brilliant shade of red hair beneath it." Then as he is about to part from her, "The strong noon sunlight . . . made a halo about her hair and face at once brilliant and tender." As he passes the church where Celia is playing the organ, he sees through the open door "A thin, pale, vertical line of light." As he enters the church and finds his way around it, a series of descriptive passages make careful use of the contrast between light and darkness. It is as if Ware is emerging from darkness into...

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