The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Coxon Fund by Henry James:|
"But isn't it an awful drawback?"
"I mean isn't it positively fatal?"
"Fatal to what? Not to his magnificent vitality."
Again she had a meditative moment. "And is his magnificent
vitality the cause of his vices?"
"Your questions are formidable, but I'm glad you put them. I was
thinking of his noble intellect. His vices, as you say, have been
much exaggerated: they consist mainly after all in one
"A want of will?"