2016-04-09 04:06:21
Read this passage from Donne’s “Meditation 17.” Then, answer the question that follows. No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were. Any man’s death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell* tolls; it tolls for thee. *bell: here, the death knell, or church bell that tolls for a death Which sentence best states the belief Donne expresses in this passage? A. It is wrong to live in isolation, like a hermit. B. Rich or poor, highborn or low, we are all still human beings. C. Human beings are all interconnected. D. No one should fear death, for death is a part of life.