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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Quotes

Mackenzi Lee
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One final thing.” I turn back with the hope we might speak from a distance, but he crooks a finger until I consent to return to his side… “If I catch even a whiff of you mucking around with boys, while you’re away or once you return, you’ll be cut off. Permanently. No further conversation about it.”
-- Monty's father to Monty (Cheshire, England: 1)

Importance: This quote establishes the fear and bigotry toward homosexual (or, in Monty’s case, bisexual) people during this time period. It is seen as a mark of shame, and a serious enough sin to revoke Monty’s inheritance and cut him out of the family all together. Furthermore, this establishes the stakes of the Grand Tour. If Monty acts out of line (or at least, out of what his father believes to be proper) he will lose everything.

The last I heard, he was staying more at the estate to keep...
-- Bourbon (Paris: 5)

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