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In the Garden of Beasts, What did Dodd believe to be an appropriate lifestyle for a diplomat? How did his view contrast with Ambassador Wilson’s description of his fellow diplomats and their “pretty good club.”

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Many were reserved about Dodd's suitability for the job due to his belief that one should live modestly, while many others insisted on living the more of a better lifestyle, which is what "the pretty good club" refers to. Ambassador Wilson believed more in living better and dressing more stylishly....

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Many were reserved about Dodd's suitability for the job due to his belief that one should live modestly, while many others insisted on living the more of a better lifestyle, which is what "the pretty good club" refers to. Ambassador Wilson believed more in living better and dressing more stylishly. Their clothes were a source of significant difference for many people, who criticized Dodd's ill-fitting clothes and approved of Wilson's faultless attire. 

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