We must try to love ourselves – exactly what helps us strive for better.
In the universe, everything is bound together in the sole system of society where an individual is connected to the society as a part of the whole.
A person lives in society; he is compelled to participate in any collective activity.
God wants us to love ourselves, not in everything, but in the best.
The love for oneself is built on the same reliable and strong foundation as our love for the nearest and dearest.
This essay was conceived to find the rational explanation of the divine plan, called “theodicy.”Some critics compare “An Essay on Man” to Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” Both authors tried to vindicate the ways of God to man but came up with different points of view.
Milton believed that a man could overcome the universal rules through honesty and faith.The general scheme is as follows: God (the top) – angels demons – humanity – animals – plants – earth with minerals and other inanimate objects (the bottom).This Great Chain of Being is perfect and unchangeable.He admired Pope’s oeuvre and even put him superior to Horace.Structurally, the work is divided into four epistles – formal didactic letters written for someone. Being a political figure of that time, Lord had many philosophical conversations with Pope. The next one concerns itself with a problem of person’s individuality, his desires, feelings and mental capacities. society, and the notion of happiness is the main topic of the forth part.But, on the other hand, earthquakes, floods, snakes, and plaques are also the part of our existence on this planet.We do not like such negative things, but who are we to claim that they are unnecessary?This time of Reason emphasized the vital role of Science in the contemporary society.Pope synthesized the ideas of his intellectual peers and created a poem which faced a lot of criticism as well as admiration.A civilized person is physically unable to be excluded from it because he depends on it.Since the very creation, a human has been in harmony with the earth and its elements. The number of people grew, and they united under common traditions, religion, and territory. In the poem, Pope attempts to write about true government and its duties.