Voltaire Analytical Essay by Emily

This paper takes a look at the life and works of French writer Voltaire.
# 4068 | 1,600 words | 4 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 12, 2003 in Literature (French)

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This is a study of French writer Voltaire - his life, works, ideas and thoughts. He is described as one of the most important writers in the French and Modern worlds. It provides an explanation of the historical context in which Voltaire lived and how this influenced the way he thought and wrote. Examples of his work are analyzed.

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"Voltaire ? the nom de plume that Francois-Marie Arouet ? is one of the most important writers both of the French language and of the modern world, for in his works he helped to define the progressive humanism that is an essential underpinning of modern life. He was in his time known for his principled and courageous stands against tyranny, bigotry, and cruelty of those who held power in society, and he wrapped these liberal ideals in writing that was eloquent, intelligent and often funny. This ability to be both fiercely progressive and charming at the same time have ensured his enduring place in the history of the West. He demonstrated both to those of his own time and to all of us who have come after him a sense of grace under pressure and the conviction that we can each better not only the conditions of our own lives but the lives of others as well."

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