"" I did it, so that I should never be the same again. So that I should be seen for the outcast i am. I knew it was ordained that I should never marry an equal so i married shame.It is my shame that has kept me alive, my knowing that I am truly not like other women. I shall never like them, having children and a husband, and the pleasures of a home. Sometimes I pity them. I have a freedom they cannot understand. No insult, no blame can touch me. I have set myself beyond the pale. I am nothing. I am hardly human anymore. I am the French Lieutenant's Whore.