Another clash of culture is revealed when the great

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Another clash of culture is revealed when the great-aunt plays chess with John Grady. He is a worthy  opponent and she admires his abilities. But, in conversation, she discusses the role of women in  society: "This is another country. Here, a woman's reputation is all she has." She adds, "There is no  forgiveness. For women. A man may lose his honor and regain it again. But a woman cannot." John  Grady tells her he doesn't think this is fair, indicating the importance that fairness plays in his way of  looking at the world. But she dismisses that with a wave of her hand and tells him, "It is a matter of  who must say." In other words, power is more important than right. John Grady, Quioxotian in his  idealism, understands what she says, but he is not about to change his ideas. Alejandra is a young woman obviously rebellious like John Grady. She is perhaps even more brash  than he is, for it is she who initiates their love affair. But this liberated endeavor is to be allowed by 
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