The above text discusses Orual’s character and her delusional feelings towards her persecuted character. Walsh feels Orual has a fixed belief that "she was always loving and self-sacrificing with her two sisters". Therefore, the text discusses the novel in the context of love and how our self-perceptions change the expression of our love. Another theme presented is that when love is unsanctified it becomes tyrannical and possessive, as displayed in Orual''s relationship with her sisters. The text explores Orual''s mistaken view of love, and how she finds joy in her possessive erotic love of Psyche. Additionally, a theory posited is the possibility of love being conscious and unconscious and the juxtaposition of Ansit and Orual and their respective love of Bardia, being a physical representation of these two forms of being. It also discusses how Orual comes to self-realization of her character and how she acts when she is reading her charge of the gods at the end of the novel.