Anatomy Of Francis Bacon Analysis

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An anatomy of the essays of Francis Bacon: Pragmatism, Utilitarianism, Materialism and Moral or Religious perspectives Abstract: Francis Bacon, the father of English essays and the greatest intellectual figure in the sky of English literature, acts as an instructor and guides of his readers in his essays. His essays are the finest and fullest expressions of practical wisdom and the outcome of his personal experiences based on observation. Through the weapons of precepts, arguments, maxims, and proverbs, he touches every sectors of human life: political, social, domestic, and personal and then, persuades people to follow the right path to secure a high position and to face excruciating problems. In doing so, sometimes, he takes shelter under…show more content…
He instructs us in pursuit of success in life imparting his own knowledge, offering practical advices, and giving counsels- civil and moral in his essays. His guidance is provided for us not only human beings possess some in-born qualities viz emotion, desire, passion, expectation, and high aspiration but also they are duty- bound and responsible as they are not the dwellers of the world of isolation. They are striving for exhibiting themselves, their own thoughts, latent faculties, and rising to a high position. They envision real place, entertain sublime fantasies about their lives, and also, they long for power, pelf, pomp, and wealth. Alongside, they are to face agonizing problems of harsh reality. Francis Bacon exhibits an extraordinary intellect and insight about rising to a high position and the problems we face in our lives. In giving suggestions, he has shown his adherence to morality and advised us to cling with it. His eagerness to highlight religious precepts gives us directions to lead our…show more content…
His attempt at making his discovery fruitful, advantageous, and beneficial for us goes with those moralities which are prescribed for the welfare of human beings. In many of his essays, Francis Bacon proceeds with a number of moral precepts and principles. He conveys us to abstract notions- altruism, truthfulness, courtesy, discipline, good manners, politeness, charity etc; and discourages selfish and harmful activities in his writings. His laudable expression about selfless work: charity and goodness are reflected in his Of Goodness and Goodness of Nature. Even, he exalts it in excessiveness rather than knowledge, power, wealth, authority, and other things; for it can never cause any harm but result the best. He strengthens his position as a preacher of morality to sing with that tone when he encourages charity and charitable
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