Her most intimate friend at school had been one of rather exceptional intellectual gifts, who wrote fine-sounding essays, which Edna admired and strove to imitate; and with her she talked and glowed over the English classics, and sometimes held religious and political controversies.
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The film benefited from the controversy.
A civilization in which there is not a continuous controversy about important issues is on the way to totalitarianism and death.