The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:|
tremendously for having cut me off and counted me as dead. 'If thy
right eye offend thee, pluck it out.' I was his right eye, his
oldest son, and he plucked me out with a vengeance."
He smiled a little, his eyes hard with amused memory.
"Well, I could forgive all that but I can't forgive what he's done
to Mother and my sister since the war ended. They've been
practically destitute. The plantation house was burned and the
rice fields have gone back to marsh lands. And the town house went
for taxes and they've been living in two rooms that aren't fit for
darkies. I've sent money to Mother, but Father has sent it back--
tainted money, you see!--and several times I've gone to Charleston
Gone With the Wind