I believe that had a building collapsed trapping some students nd possibly their own child, that the authors Tennyson, Browning and Henley would have responded differently. Tennyson would have most likely responded along the lines of stanza one and two of his Poem 54, “Oh yet we trust that somehow good will be the final goal of ill, to pangs of nature, sin of will, defects of doubt, and taints of blood, that nothing walks with aimless feet; that not one life be destroy’d, or cast as rubbish to the void, when God hath made the pile complete.” Tennyson would ponder the overall question of whether God had done this for the some larger reason. That God had turned his back on these students and possibly his child. From our notes on Tennyson, he looks at the “universal questions of human life in a complex way.” I think his, of the three, would be the most emotional response and would go between seeing God’s turning a blind eye on his child and/or the students trapped to his having faith that God will intervene and save them all. Also, if Tennyson
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