The Serpent's Tale Themes

Diana Norman
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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, including the fact that one of the primary settings of the novel is a convent filled with nuns, priests, and other religious figures. Each of the characters experiences an inner struggle with good versus evil.

Adelia struggles with the good and evil of protecting solving each of the murders as they take place throughout the novel. At times, Adelia has a hard time determining which of the characters is good and which of the characters is evil. For example, Jacques appears to be good and innocent, but it turns out that he is in fact evil, a hired assassin that sets the events in motion.

Adelia also struggles with her affair with Rowley that has produced their baby, Allie, out of wedlock. Now that Rowley...

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