Category: Prose

Of Death Essay by Francis Bacon Summary| Critical Analysis

In his essay of death Francis Bacon has given his views about the natural phenomena of death, Francis Bacon is of the view that it is not a good idea to fear from death. Everyone has to face this ultimate reality. Nobody can avoid this reality. Some people thought that it is the punishment of their sins that they had to face death. According to the teachings of Bible death is imposed on man to punish him for all the sins of Adam and Eve. But we all know that it is the according to the laws of nature that everyone has to bear the burden of approaching death. “MEN fear death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children, is increased with tales, so is the other. Certainly, the contemplation of death, as the wages of sin, and passage to another world, is holy and religious; ”

Bacon’s prose style

He was a great Renaissance thinker and philosopher. His essays are full of worldly wisdom, encyclopedic range, meanest and was a witty man. Bacon’s prose style is so much famous . Essay is a literary form of literature in which writer writes on different points of that particular topic. His style of essay writing was concise and concentrated. He is one of the Renaissance scholars.