My Lord Dives's remains are in the family vault: the statuaries are cutting an inscription veraciously
commemorating his virtues, and the sorrows of his heir, who is disposing of his goods.
In his contribution, "Historical Emplotment and the Problem of Truth," White attempted to make his position clear in response to the concerns offered: "We can confidently presume that the facts of the matter set limits on the kinds of stories that can be properly (in the sense of both veraciously
and appropriately) told about them only if we believe that the events themselves possess a 'story' kind of form and a 'plot' kind of meaning." (30) Thus, insofar as we live in a world where an upbeat comic or pastoral story about the Holocaust does not align with the facts of the Nazi era and the Holocaust, these representations ring false and this dissonance imposes a limit.