The Difference between Man and Beast

Alyssa Ferguson
3 min readJun 9, 2023

A Comic Response

A few days ago my brother sent me an email with a link to the comic that appears below, asking, “What separates man from beasts? I want your take on this from a linguist’s point of view.” I had so much fun writing a response, I decided to share it here on Medium. It appears below the comic.

Image by existentialcomics.com. Used by permission.

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Alyssa Ferguson

Born and raised in a literary household, I write to clarify my own questions.