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what the title 'heart of the matter' suggests??Is it the materialistic heart or a heart...

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priyaansh | (Level 1) Honors

Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:25 AM via web

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what the title 'heart of the matter' suggests??

Is it the materialistic heart or a heart which does not melt for anyone??

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priyaansh | (Level 1) Honors

Posted June 3, 2010 at 2:16 AM (Answer #1)

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i think the heart of the matter means the materialistic heart..scoobie does everything for his materialistic aims.however he confesses every sin but he keeps on doing so because the temptation of evil is stronger than the goodness..however when he realises his faults he repents for his sin and commits suicide because he thinks it is the only way to get rid of this heart of the matter.

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martinacamilleri | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM (Answer #2)

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I think the heart of the matter refers to the fact that on the outside Scobie seems to be an upright man until the end, however if one digs inside his character there are contrasting views

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