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Edmund's Soliloquy on Illegitimacy

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Which of the following is NOT among Edmund’s arguments for why illegitimate (“bastard”) children should not be considered “base”?

A

Because they were born outside of the bounds wedlock, illegitimate children have a perspective on life that legitimate children simply can’t have access to.

B

Illegitimate children are actually superior to their legitimate counterparts, having been conceived in moments of true passion.

C

An illegitimate child is no less lovable than a legitimate child is.

D

It is only social convention, and not nature, that has determined that illegitimate children are inferior.

E

The physical capacities, talent, and intelligence of illegitimate children are no less than those of legitimate children.