In the novel “Fifth Business”, the author Robertson Davies is successfully able to relate both the themes of magic and religion throughout. He achieves this relationship between the themes primarily through the characters and their actions. Dunstan Ramsay, Paul Dempster, Mary Dempster and Liselotte Vitzliputzli all help to illustrate the close relationship between magic and religion.
One of the characters that Davies uses to relate the theme of magic and religion is Dunstable
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tempt him in the form of a beautiful woman. Lisel is Dunstan’s devil and companion who adds to the relationship of magic and religion.
Throughout the novel “Fifth Business”, author Robertson Davies relates the themes of magic and religion. He completes this by cleverly using the characters and their actions to reflect the ideas of magic and religion. By doing this, he is able to relate both themes seamlessly as if they were one.