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Thoreau's attitude towards materialism.

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“No man ever stood the lower in my estimation for having a patch in his clothes; yet I am sure there is greater anxiety, commonly, to have fashionable… clothes, than to have a sound conscience,”

According to the preceding passage, the reader can infer which of the following about Thoreau's attitude?

A

His apathy toward materialism, especially fashion.

B

His annoyance with holes in clothes being a fashion trend.

C

His disdain towards society’s obsession with fashion.

D

His disgust with society’s tendency for excess.

E

His frustration with the misplaced values of society.