The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith:|
contemptible, driven into ill manners, despised, insulted, laughed at.
TONY. Here's another. We shall have old Bedlam broke loose
MISS NEVILLE. And there, sir, is the gentleman to whom we all owe
MARLOW. What can I say to him, a mere boy, an idiot, whose ignorance
and age are a protection?
HASTINGS. A poor contemptible booby, that would but disgrace
MISS NEVILLE. Yet with cunning and malice enough to make himself
merry with all our embarrassments.
She Stoops to Conquer