That’s why we possess free will, but it also entails the choice between good and evil in our everyday life. People can see this opposition of good and evil even in nature.
Yes, God created flowers, seas, soft grass, fruits and lovely animals.
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.
A lot of attention is dedicated to the greatest sin of pride.
We tend to think that we are in the center of the world and that everything was created only for our own use.In his turn, Pope insisted that we should accept the order and our place in the God’s system.What is more, “Paradise Lost” is mostly religious, while Pope’s work is fragmentary philosophical, ethical and political poem.We must try to love ourselves – exactly what helps us strive for better.Pope teaches not to intervene in God’s affairs, but to study ourselves.After publishing the epistles under the title “Being the First Book of Ethic Epistles,” Alexander Pope revealed his authorship. Throughout the whole poem, Pope tried to contemplate on the nature of a human being and persuade the reader to recognize the existence of a Supreme Power.Originally, “An Essay on Man” had been designed as an introduction to his greatest work on society and its morality. The first epistle answers the questions: “What is the place of a man in the cosmos? He states that our abilities to understand the divine system are limited as our intellect is.The lack of knowledge is not the reason to doubt God’s omnipotence.He not only created all that exists but also can control the forces of nature; he can do the supernatural things, something that does not obey physical laws. We should bear in mind that although God has unlimited power, this does not mean that He manifests this power everywhere.Famous for its expressive breadth and insightful wisdom, “An Essay on Man” (1733-1734) has been extremely popular during last three centuries.Its author, Alexander Pope, was a representative of the Neoclassical movement of the Enlightenment era.