The Blithedale Romance

What does Coverdale mean by saying that?

Coverdale tells Silas that it would be cruel to eat the porkers because they are the only happy creatures at Blithedale; he adds that it would be better to let the hogs eat the humans, who would be “bitter and sad morsels.” What does Coverdale mean by saying that? Why is he bitter and sad? What is he revealing about Blithedale and his relationships with the people there?

Coverdale also observes that the hogs are “the very symbols of slothful ease and sensual comfort.” In light of what we know about Coverdale’s nature, explain why he finds the pigs’ existence so appealing.

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