26) Indeed, the Messianic ideal was "an antetype
of American republican independence.
Peter Bells, one, two and three, O'er the wide world wandering be:-- First, the antenatal Peter, Wrapt in weeds of the same metre, The so long predestined raiment Clothed in which to walk his way meant The second Peter; whose ambition Is to link the proposition As the mean of two extremes-- (This was learnt from Aldric's themes) Shielding from the guilt of schism The orthodoxal syllogism: The first Peter--he who was Like the shadow in the glass Of the second, yet unripe, His substantial antetype
Faulkner constructs another "foreigner" on the hybrid antetype
of Christ in the character of the corporal in A Fable.
Part B, on the other hand, stood by itself as an account of the creation of the cosmos by the antetype
of the creator God of Genesis, androgynous Immortal Man.
Just as Emily, whose name refers to the writer Emily Bronte, is a writer too, Ulrike Maria Stuart is writing, similar to one of her antetypes
, the journalist and later terrorist Ulrike Meinhof.
Just as Christians were taught to see in the Old Testament antetypes
of the Revelation contained in the New Testament, so Yonge's readers are led to the recognition of a system of analogies which cannot be fully appreciated until the novel's outcome is known.