Two for the Dough Themes

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Nearly every character in the novel practices situational ethics, in which the end justifies the means. In the first few pages, Stephanie admits to lying to obtain a tip from Julia. She also justifies stealing Kenny's mail to obtain information about his recent activities. Not only does she apply this ethical code to her case, but all her work. Though she does not like Spiro, she accepts his job offers, because she needs the money.

Morelli, also, looks the other way when Stephanie breaks the law. He feels no guilt about using the information that she obtains through questionable means. Even Grandma is not above breaking the law when it serves her purpose. She carries a concealed weapon for several days after promising to get rid of it. In the end, it proves most useful in capturing Kenny.

As Stephanie learns from Ranger, this ethical code seems...

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