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This paper examines how few topics capture the attention of academics and non-academics in quite the same way as the psyche of the modern man. That is to say, people in the contemporary age tend to see the world around them in ways that would have been utterly inconceivable to their forebears. With that in mind, the paper explores four literary works; Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself," Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown" and Tayeb Salih's "Season of Migration to the North." The paper notes how each of them emphasizes a modern conception of man which places humankind at the center of the cosmos, thereby displacing God.
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A Modern Conception of Man (2006, December 01) Retrieved September 27, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/a-modern-conception-of-man-90424/
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