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The conscience of Lady Eleanore Rochcliffe

Bunge attempts to identify positive outcomes of the dire consequences faced by Lady Eleanore. (courtesy of Twayne Publishers)

Lady Eleanore's confession and her harsh self-criticism also show that all human beings, no matter how alienating their social norms, retain consciences. One can remove a mantle of arrogance, but that means having the courage to accept and act on one's humane instincts even thought the world pushes one to violate them.

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