Wind in the Willows Essay

Wind in the Willows Essay - Humanity in The Wind in the...

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Humanity in The Wind in the Willows English 208 February 12, 2008 “He looked kindly down on them and patted both their heads.” (Grahame 72) In this quote from The Wind in the Willows , Badger welcomes Rat and Mole into his home, and out of the cold windy night that they had come from. This is one wonderful act of humanity in The Wind in the Willows . But what is humanity? According to Dictionary.com, humanity is, “The quality of being humane; benevolence. A humane characteristic, attribute, or act.” (Dictionary.com) The Wind in the Willows is filled with many acts of humanity. In The Wind in the Willows, there are many acts of humanity. There is a scene that takes place down by the river. Rat and Mole are rowing home in a boat when Mole decides he wants to try rowing, and tips the boat over. Rat kindly pulls Mole out. “When the Rat had rubbed him down a bit, and wrung some of the wet out of him, he said, ‘Now, then, old fellow! Trot up and down the towing-path as hard as you can, till you’re warm and dry again, while I dive for the
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