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Speaker’s Motivation for Concern

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Meditation 17, John Donne

Throughout the passage, the speaker suggests he cares deeply about the church and its people’s actions.

Which statement best reflects the speaker’s possible motivation for this care?

A

The speaker is concerned about individual’s lack of empathy for other's suffering.

B

The speaker suggests a primary purpose of the church is to unite congregants.

C

The speaker’s tone reveals an underlying critique of the church’s previous actions.

D

The speaker implies he is ill and desires others benefit from the lessons he has learned.

E

All of the above.