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Anything more is abominating and sinful and must be confessed before the priest for remission of sin.
If Lacan admits that, symbolically, the father removes the child from the mother whom the child needs, Devlin, in whose life the intervention of the father figure was extreme and abominating, to save himself from the trauma produced by his father's obstructions, constructs for himself a new father figure--one made up of narratives from letters.
Nonetheless, he is left awkwardly to face the fact that his beloved country began, almost with its first breath, by renouncing and abominating certain salient features of English politics and English Protestantism, including king, lords, commons, parliamentary supremacy, primogeniture and entail, and the established national church.