What are three main themes of "The Wife of His Youth"? 

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One theme of this text is that loyalty and faithfulness are qualities to be admired and emulated. Mr. Ryder, an upstanding member of the community who possesses integrity and honor, clearly values the loyalty shown by his wife from long ago, when they were both slaves. As he prepares to speak to the Blue Vein Society, he says,

But perhaps the quality which most distinguishes woman is her fidelity and devotion to those she loves. History is full of examples, but has recorded none more striking than one which only to-day came under my notice.

In the end, he chooses to be with her rather than the younger, prettier, more socially-advantageous Mrs. Dixon, the woman he'd recently determined to marry.

Another theme of the text is that...

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