This is interesting to me. I am wondering if BC was so "into" this affair that he was trying to get rid of everything that kept him from being free to pursue it. Was he withholding food, money ect. because he had already told Nancy he was no longer interested in being married to her. Was this a way to get her to leave? I don't think, in this case, we can say that the affair had no bearing on what happened. What do you all think?