DISCUSSION: The author doesn’t seem to think much of the lawyers in Bentham’s time. Lines 21-25 show that lawyers’ interests made it very difficult to find out the truth in a court proceeding.
- Sympathetic? Show me a single word of sympathy for lawyers. The author thought they blocked progress by holding onto irrational rules.
- CORRECT. The lawyers blocked progress for no good reason.
- Not really. The only time lawyers are mentioned is when the author says they prevented the truth from emerging in court cases, because they blocked reform.
- This goes too far. The author may not be pleased with the lawyers, but he is hardly full of scorn and hatred towards them.
- This would only be true if the author had said something nice about lawyers, as well as accusing them of blocking progress. But the author had no kinds words.
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