The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde:|
better for her to know, and from me. It will cause her infinite
pain - it will humiliate her terribly, but it's right that she
MRS. ERLYNNE. You propose to tell her?
LORD WINDERMERE. I am going to tell her.
MRS. ERLYNNE. [Going up to him.] If you do, I will make my name
so infamous that it will mar every moment of her life. It will
ruin her, and make her wretched. If you dare to tell her, there is
no depth of degradation I will not sink to, no pit of shame I will
not enter. You shall not tell her - I forbid you.
LORD WINDERMERE. Why?