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Brideshead Revisited Revisited: II

§: it is only shades of gray between a sort of primitive savage and something absolutely modern and up-to-date.

You know Father Mowbray hit on the truth about Rex at once, that it took me a year of marriage to see. He simply wasn't all there. He wasn't a complete human being at all. He was a tiny bit of one, unnaturally developed; something in a bottle, an organ kept alive in a laboratory. I thought he was a sort of primitive savage but he was something absolutely modern and up-to-date that only this ghastly age could produce. A tiny, bit of a man pretending he was the whole.

— Lady Julia Flyte

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