What is the theme of the novel Where Angels Fear to Tread?

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E. M. Forster's novel has several themes that could be considered primary. As is usual in his fiction, the inter-relationships among those themes showcases the complexity of the characters' lives.

One primary theme is the culture clash between Northern and Southern Europe, especially between England and Italy. First Lillia and then later Caroline are attracted to Italy—and specifically to one Italian man—by what they perceive as...

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