WHM: Travel Exercise Question 4 - What topics does the author find it worthwhile to discuss?



Be the Historian!

     What topics does the author discuss?

Account 1

“The earth seemed unearthly. We are accustomed to look upon the shackled form of a conquered monster, but there—there you could look at a thing monstrous and free. It was unearthly, and the men were—No, they were not inhuman. Well, you know, that was the worst of it—this suspicion of their not being inhuman. It would come slowly to one. They howled and leaped, and spun, and made horrid faces; but what thrilled you was just the thought of their humanity—like yours—the thought of your remote kinship with this wild and passionate uproar. Ugly. Yes, it was ugly enough; but if you were man enough you would admit to yourself that there was in you just the faintest trace of a response to the terrible frankness of that noise, a dim suspicion of there being a meaning in it which you—you so remote from the night of the first ages—could comprehend.”

Who was the author and what topics did he find it worthwhile to discuss?

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An explorer who was interested in physical geography  

A novelist who was interested in notions of human identity  

A clergyman who was interested in local culture and politics