John Milton: “Areopagitica” (pgs. 711 – 721 8th edition text) – pgs. 787 – 796 9th edition text
Jonathan Swift: “A Modest Proposal” (pgs. 1114 – 1119 8th edition text) – pgs. 1199-1205 9th edition text
Choose one of the following three “theme” questions we have for the semester:
- How does the literature reflect the relationship between the individual and faith/belief/religion of the time period?
- How does the literature reflect the relationship between women and men of the time period?
- How does the literature reflect the evolution of the hero-like character of the time period?
Please share your ideas regarding how you see one (or more, if you wish) theme(s) reflected in the Enlightenment literature, using specific comments to support your observations, how this depiction varies from what was seen in the Renaissance literature, AND how your interpretation of the theme in the Enlightenment period emerged given the history of the Enlightenment time. approximately 150 words