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Although non-attachment, failure and fin-de-siecle decadency were his own deliberate and conscious choices to live by, at the bottom of his heart Puppy never ceased to long for genuine happiness, which he hoped to receive from and by Sarupa and which he feels she eventually deprived him of, thus reloading his postmodern spleen and bitterness:
129) In this way the historical foundations for emergent and starkly contrasting approaches to contemporary land claims are shown where legal precedent has increasingly established mixed decadency as a powerful disqualifier for recognition of land rights.
Paradoxically, within this decadency, the over-evaluation of tangible values on despised intangible values when conflicting between finally leads to the lowering and the real loss of the proper material value of the corresponding prevailing tangible values by themselves.