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What is the meaning of the title “Feel Free”? How does it connect with Smith’s essays?

This question asks the reader to think critically about the purpose of this collection of essays and their relationship to the concept of freedom. The phrase “feel free” is a colloquial one used to signal permissiveness. However, as the title of these essays, the phrase “Feel Free” also points towards Smith’s interest in what it means to live a “free” life and to feel truly free. As demonstrated in these essays, Smith believes that freedom cannot be attained by material possession alone. In fact, Smith finds that there is freedom in a lower-middle class life that is unavailable to higher classes.

According to Smith in “The I Who Is Not Me,” what is the purpose of literature?

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