English Essays

English Essays

Hamlet and His Problems

Few critics have even admitted that Hamlet the play is the primary problem, and Hamlet the character only secondary. And ...
English Essays

The Perfect Critic

I         “Eriger en lois ses impressions personnelles, c’est le grand effort d’un homme s’il est sincère.”—Lettres à ...
English Essays

The Myth of Sisyphus

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would ...
English Essays

OF THE ORIGIN OF GOVERNMENT

I.V.1 Man, born in a family, is compelled to maintain society, from necessity, from natural inclination, and from habit. The ...
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Civil Disobedience

I heartily accept the motto, “That government is best which governs least”; and I should like to see it acted ...
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Politics and the English Language

Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, ...
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Art and the Handicraftsman

PEOPLE often talk as if there was an opposition between what is beautiful and what is useful. There is no ...