Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings - Book 4, Justine : Chapter 3, Upending the Virtues Summary & Analysis

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Book 4, Justine : Chapter 3, Upending the Virtues Summary

This portion of the book begins with Therese's efforts to help Rosalie in more than one way. She brings religion into the matter. Here the Marquis, through the use of his characters continues to examine morality. He is frightening in that he finds the so-called Devil's Advocate position as much as that of the good in the work. It is one of those cases where those dedicated to the Good are or may well feel not very powerful whereas the evil forces hold great sway. Americans love stories in which the good guys win. This is part due to devotion to the idea, and that such dedication can be strenuous, but it also takes place because in life the grim reality that evil seems often to triumph over good gets to people. The...

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