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Cornelian dilemma July 13, 2011

Posted by vocabulry in Uncategorized.
dilemma in which someone is obliged to choose between two courses of action either of which will have a detrimental effect on himself or herself or on someone near to him or her

“This is what makes her, like Madeleine, the heroine of a Cornelian dilemma not exacdy between love and duty but between what is true and what is right. She earns a tragic denouement, but it remains a devout one.”




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