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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: Moral repair

O'Connor, ''The Life You Save May Be Your Own'' -- Jerz: American Lit II (EL 267)

Lady ... there ain't a broken thing on this plantation that I couldn't fix for you, one-arm jackleg or not. I'm a man ... even if I ain't a whole one. I got ... a moral intelligence! (53)

While reading this passage, I started to think that this was Mr. Shiftlet's way of saying that he planned to try to fix the morals of the plantation; perhaps that was even his true objective from the start.


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