The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy:|
a shoe at his head, he recognized the note of genuine wedlock; and concluding
that they must be respectable, said no more.
Jude did not get any better, and one day he requested Arabella,
with considerable hesitation, to execute a commission for him.
She asked him indifferently what it was.
"To write to Sue."
"What in the name--do you want me to write to her for?"
"To ask how she is, and if she'll come to see me, because I'm ill,
and should like to see her--once again."
"It is like you to insult a lawful wife by asking such a thing!"
"It is just in order not to insult you that I ask you to do it.
Jude the Obscure