Firstly, it is important to note that Hannah more, during the Eighteenth Century was a prominent member of the Blue Stocking Society, an early feminist group in England made up of higher middle class ladies, including Mary Wollstonecraft. The “blue stockings” “denoted a person who attended the literary assemblies held (circa1750) by three London society ladies” (Oxford Engli...
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...age is asleep, the narrator offers the help of a local labourer instead of his own, but offers charitably to accompany the man there. The reader knows that the narrator must live nearby, since he was walking presumably in his own neighbourhood, but instead presents the convenient labourer, so he can still help the soldier and feel a sense of pride without inconveniencing himself too much. Also, it is interesting that the narrator upon seeing the soldier noted he had “no attendant, neither dog, nor staff” (WW 60), but that an item of some kind “would have made him more akin to man” (WW 65). Now that the two move on their way, the soldier “took up an oaken staff by [the narrator] yet unobserved” (WW 115-116), it brings to question whether or not the narrator would have stopped to help if he had thought the soldier more human, and more capable of taking care of himself.
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