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Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Quotes

Quote #7

"The injustice of need must bring us all together and not separate us. We must remember that we all make the things of this earth of value because of our labor." (1.6.66)

For nice, neat summary of Copeland's worldview, check out his Christmas sermon in Chapter 6. This quote is just one of many awesome nuggets of Copeland's philosophy that his speech contains.

Quote #8

"They were even rude, and you know how I have always said that to be rude and not attend to the feelings of others is wrong." (2.7.72)

Finally, a glimpse into Singer's worldview. These glimpses are few and far between. Apparently, Singer values politeness and consideration for others above all else. Basically, the guy's a big fan of the Golden Rule. There's a great note of irony here, too: all the other characters think that Singer is some sort of wise, deep-thinker, but really he just believes in simple, common sense politeness. Sounds good to Shmoop.

Quote #9

Why?

The question flowed through Biff always, unnoticed, like the blood in his veins. He thought of people and of objects and of ideas and the question was in him. Midnight, the dark morning, noon. (2.8.1-2)

Biff's "why" seems to be as much a part of him as his blood. His life is all about questioning. And for the nocturnal Biff, it makes sense that his "whys" start out at midnight.

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