[A] greater good justified his sister’s adultery in [Alessandro’s] conscience: it was the family’s social rise, to which he, too, had paid his own price by agreeing to become a priest when he had not the slightest wish to do so […] Brother and sister had merely been used as p a w n s in a family strategy that cared little for each one’s personal desires.  Roberto Zapperi { x }

Alessandro/Giulia asked by anonymous