Walt Whitman: Poems

social challenges

Whitman reacted to numerous social challenges in his writings. Please identify at least 4.

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Whitman was deeply influenced by deism. He rejected one faith or belief system. This went against the predominantly Christian theology of America.

Whitman was a homosexual based on his many poems that express this.

Of course this was considered a social taboo at the time.

Whitman questioned Shakespeare's authorship which brought him much criticism.

Whitman opposed slavery which, at the time, was widespread in America.