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And he continues, having admitted his guilt: “Do you know what you have done?
To gratify a foolishly inquisitive humour, you have sold yourself. You shall
continue in my service, but never share my affection. I will benefit you in respect
In some respects, his simplest and most successful tragic novel is The Mayor of
Casterbridge. ... This almost animal impercipience removes him far away from the
tragic heroes of Shakespeare; and yet, in one respect at any rate, it is Macbeth ...
At the moment of choice they feel a categorical imperative to behave according to
their deepest idea of themselves and of what they owe to self-respect, regardless
of comfort or personal happiness. Isabel returns to Osmond because no other ...
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The Eighteenth Century
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