The 39 Steps not so much argues for but enacts another way of seeing things, another view of life: ironic, light, funny, and uncharacteristically benign for Hitchcock.
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Michael Ryan is Director of the MFA Program in Poetry at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book is This Morning (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
When asked by critics to name the overarching theme for Shadow of a Doubt Hitchcock responded: "Love and good order is no defense against evil.”