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By Liat M. Gat - November 05, 2003

In two of the concluding paragraphs of "Return of the Soldier", both Jenny and Margaret grapple with the moral dilemma of whether to or not to "cure" Chris. Although the women, while looking over Oliver's toys in the nursery, convince one another that it is right not to force Chris to accept the truth, they both know that in the end fate, society…

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