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Unformatted text preview: This chapter elaborates on the character and nature of Madame de Cintr by having her brother praise her so highly, and as Mrs. Tristram had hinted early, Madame de Cintr is bound by some strange way to her family. Here we find out it is because of a promise that she made to the family. In her desire to drop out of the law litigations, when she found out about how corrupt her husband had been, we see in her actions and desires the same type of nobility recounted in Newman's earlier episode concerning the person who had played a dirty trick on him. Both Newman and Madame de Cintr would rather lose the money than be involved in situations tinged with vulgarity and immorality. Thus, she has made a promise to obey her family for ten years except that she will refuse to marry again. This information gives us the reason that Claire de Cintr cannot later defy her family to marry again....
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- Fall '08