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21 July, 10:31

In his editorial, Allen talks about the sanctity of the human conscience and the enlightenment that comes from debate. Explain how the connotations of these words convey his tone.

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  1. 21 July, 10:56
    let's analyse what the "sanctity of human conscience is". Sanctity here means that something is sacred - and that it can't be questioned. This gives the connotation that human conscience (for him: the ability to make one's judgements) is important (sacred). - so this ability to make one's judgement is important to the author.

    Then the "enlightenement" - this bring with itself the connotation that the debate is very educational, teaches us about something, in a way that's perhaps life-changing. This is also reflected in his tone: that the debate itself is very important.
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