“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty!”(2.2)Explain the context in which the quote occurs & what it reveals

Call had to grow up fast when her line was recalled; this version of Ripley has been an adult all along. Between the two of them they need to figure out what's so wrong (or so right) about not being exactly human.

"What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty! In form and moving how express and admirable! In action how like an Angel! in apprehension how like a god! The beauty of the world! The paragon of animals! And yet to me, what is this quintessence of dust?"
-- Hamlet II.2

Call remembers her childhood well enough. She doesn't think about that part. She sits at the table with the humans, the people who think she's like them--flawed in the same way humans are, instead of carrying her own flaws, which are of design rather than evolution and accident--and she thinks about the end of childhood, instead.

“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty!”(2.2)Explain the context in which the quote occurs & what it reveals

Shakespeare Quick Quotes - What a piece of work is a man


How Noble in Reason: Alyn R. Rockwood: 9781568812885.

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