The Wolfe family had a penchant for tragedy. They tried to live about the fray, and the evil devices of those that surrounded them, but in so doing, they found their lives so bugged down in the very mush, they tried so hard to avoid. Those that were supposed to protect, and guide them, were the ones scheming and undermining their efforts. Thus they were forced to view the world, from an angle of distrust, dismay, and disgust.
On the other hand, a message of hope and triumph is also conveyed, in this grueling tale of woe, madness, and corruption. It is however consoling to know, that good always triumphs over evil.