I'm being passionate in the process... Whether I am also argumentative, I don't know, but I think so. This one example may not be one in which I actually caused damage because it was about a character we were reading about in English that was very hard to defend in general, but in the Poisonwood Bible, before they actually get out of the Congo, it was about how Rachel was determined to never again eat meat... Until it came to her own survival. One of the students said, "I just love how naive she is, she does this, yet she doesn't know what's at stake." Why he said that when she was never legitimately vegetarian was beyond me, but something that wasn't was when I said after a couple of other comments, "She's a traitor." The teacher said, "Uhm... Yeah, I don't know if it's that simple."