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Amsterdam Themes

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Themes

Hypocrisy

Part of the scandal surrounding the Garmony photos involves the exposure of Julian Garmony's hypocrisy. According to his publicly expressed political views, alternative sexual expressions or lifestyles are not to be tolerated. Yet, in the photos that Molly took, Julian himself indulges in cross-dressing.

Vernon Halliday and Clive Linley each have opposing opinions about what should be done about the Garmony photos. Their differences contribute to each man accusing the other of hypocrisy. Vernon wants desperately to publish the Garmony photos in order to save the Judge and his position at the Judge. He also wants to prevent Garmony from becoming Prime Minister. Clive believes it wrong to persecute someone for his sexual proclivities and criticizes Vernon for even considering publication of the Garmony photos. When Clive confides in Vernon that he witnessed a possible assault in the Lake District, Vernon reprimands him for his inaction. Clive, however...

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