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The poem acknowledges the needfulness, and indeed the joy, of appropriating nature for the purpose of home building (an idea McKay develops in "Baler Twine") so long as the wilderness of the other is respected and accepted.
16) Nussbaum further argues that the obvious bodily markers of our shameful needfulness and animal vulnerability (e.
Hardy cites the words of Llewelyn (1991) and argues that 'this needfulness is sufficient to endow me with responsibility: "no specific characteristic other than its someway needing me is required in order that I should be directly responsible for another thing'" (Hardy, 2002, p.