This is something i find myself doing a lot in my writing, having earlier themes that have opened in the former part of the novel, come full circle toward the end with a lesson involved. An example would be the saying; the sins of the father. I know there is more to it, but i had always believed it was, "the sins of the father shall be outdone by the son," meaning that the bad legacy the father left to his child would then develop into an even worse creature in the form of the progeny. It also engages with the ideas of the victim becoming the abuser etc In my novel, the sins of the child ARE so much worse than those of the parental archetypes BECAUSE the progeny were trying so hard to be better than the former that they fell into the same traps as their parents and in the end, follow the same path. I was wondering how many of you guys take this approach, the full circle themes that come to bite the characters in the butt, and how YOU implement it within the plot development.