Friendship By Francis Bacon Analysis

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Chapter: 1
"What is friendship?
Aristotle defined friendship as:
“A single soul, dwelling in two bodies" .
True friendship is perhaps the only relation that survives the trials and tribulations of time and remains unconditional. A unique blend of affection, loyalty, love, respect, trust and loads of fun is perhaps what describes the true meaning of friendship. Similar interests, mutual respect and strong attachment with each other are what friends share between each other. These are just the general traits of a friendship. To experience what is friendship, one must have true friends, who are indeed rare treasure.
Friendship is a feeling of comfort and emotional safety with a person. It is when you do not have to weigh your
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Friendship cannot survive if one person makes all the effort to sustain it without any mutual recognition from others.
Both positive and negative experiences purify the personality of the individual. Thus it is essential that you find friends who are compatible with you on an emotional and psychological basis.
Sir Francis Bacon and his essay Of friendship:
Francis bacon was a famous English essayist, lawyer, philosopher and statesman who had a major influence on the philosophy of science. He was born in London in 1561 and died in 1626. retiring to gorhambury , he devoted himself to writing and scientific work. Of earlier philosophers, he particularly criticized Aristotle. bacon planned a large work, the Instauratio Magna (Great Restoration), setting forth his concepts for the restoration of humankind to mastery over nature but only completed only two parts. Although Bacon was not a great scientist, he gave impetus to the development of modern inductive science. In the 18th century, Voltaire and Diderot considered him the father of modern science. Bacon's works include his Essays (1597-1625) and The New Atlantis
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Montaigne invented the essay. No one else wrote quite like him. Reading Montaigne is to know actually what kind of man he is. Montaigne had a direct influence on writers all over the world, including rene descartes, blaise pascal, jean-Jacques rosseau, albert hirschman, William hazlitt, Ralph waldo emerson , freidrich neitzsche, Stefan zweig, eric hoffer, Isaac asimov, and possibly on the later works of William shakespeare.
In his own lifetime, Montaigne was admired more as a statesman than as an author. his declaration that, 'I am myself the matter of my book', was viewed by his contemporaries as self-indulgent. In time, however, He is most famously known for his skeptical remark, ('What do I know’). Much of modern literary non-fiction has found inspiration in Montaigne and writers of all kinds continue to read him for his masterful balance of intellectual knowledge and personal
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