Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

[Carlisle to Jane:] "[Bree] was never taught." (25.215)

Carlisle believes that Bree is not to blame for her crimes because she didn't know any better. She was never taught to be good. The question of whether humans have to be taught to be good or whether they are good by nature presents a centuries-old philosophical debate. Where do you fall and why?

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