On The Cannibals

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Michel de Montaigne focus on the importance of human nature and society. “On the Cannibals” he talks about how humans, in general, have moral and turbulent characteristics. He compares the tribes and Europeans to have unequal treatments for each other. Montaigne notes that the tribes have a better culture than the Western Europe and that he disapproves cannibalism and killing of prisoners of war. He then claims that because Europeans practice cruelty and murder by wanting to experience a superior culture rather than the tribes. Yet, it seems doubtful to him and that the cruelty Europeans shows are wrong. Montaigne concludes that all humans are described as being weak, cruel, and misjudge. But because of his experience that gains him knowledge
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