The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Camille by Alexandre Dumas:|
"Unfortunately, father, there no longer exists a Sainte
Marguerite to which courtesans can be sent, and, even if there
were, I would follow Mlle. Gautier if you succeeded in having her
sent there. What would you have? Perhaps am in the wrong, but I
can only be happy as long as I am the lover of this woman."
"Come, Armand, open your eyes. Recognise that it is your father
who speaks to you, your father who has always loved you, and who
only desires your happiness. Is it honourable for you to live
like husband and wife with a woman whom everybody has had?"
"What does it matter, father, if no one will any more? What does
it matter, if this woman loves me, if her whole life is changed