The joint suicide of Sir Edward and Lady Downes shows how vital a lifelong partnership can be.

Janice Turner.

vital adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of life

Suicide is characteristic of life?

3 thoughts on “Eh?”

  1. No, the lifelong partnership is vital, not the suicide. When they were going to be separated, he preferred death.

  2. Yep, if literature has anything to say including, inter alia Romeo and Juliet, via Dickens’s Carton to Anna Karenina and beyond, it’s that to submit oneself to death is meaningless without the hinterland of a life loved, and loving.

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