Perhaps I am more than usually jealous with respect to my freedom. I feel that my connection with and obligation

Perhaps I am more than usually jealous with respect to my freedom. I feel that my connection with and obligation to society are still very slight and transient. Those slight labors which afford me a livelihood, and by which it is allowed that I am to some extent serviceable to my contemporaries, are as yet commonly a pleasure to me, and I am not often reminded that they are a necessity. So far I am successful.

What is the rhetorical purpose for the first three sentences of paragraph 10?
A.
to anticipate and address an opposing argument
B.
to establish the ethical argument against a community focused on monetary gain
C.
to refute the argument raised in paragraph 3
D.
to support the argument presented in paragraph 8
E.
to emphasize the speaker’s commitment to the main argument

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