Hannah More's "Village Politics"
This paper analyzes a fictional debate about democratic values found in Hannah More's 19th century pamphlet "Village Politics."
# 94993 | 8,266 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on May 13, 2007 in Political Science (Political Theory) , Philosophy (History - 19th Century) , Political Science (General) , Literature (General) , Philosophy (General)
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This paper details and examines a fictional debate about democratic values from Hannah More's 19th century political pamphlet entitled "Village Politics." The paper presents the opposing viewpoints of two men arguing whether or not a new constitution is necessary or destructive to England. The paper also draws on the political philosophy of the times, including that of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and his concept of the general will. The author additionally examines More's political beliefs and how they are conveyed in the pamphlet.
From the Paper:"People in society today are greatly influenced by what they read. The op-eds in the newspapers skew people's beliefs of political affairs and current events in the same way that biased articles in popular magazines seem to shape the way the general public views different types of cultural aspects. Keeping this in mind, it is especially important to note that during the 1800s, the people lacked other forms of media and communication that people in modern times are influenced by. Instead, they relied heavily on literature to entertain themselves, most of which shaped the way they viewed culture, politics, and life itself. As a female philanthropist writer during the 1800s of England, Hannah More produced a number and variety of different works that were widely distributed and popular. Among them was Village Politics, a pamphlet reading a dialogue between two English men about democratic ideals, written during the early French Revolution."
Sample of Sources Used:
- More, Hannah. Village politics. Addressed to all the mechanics, journeymen, and day labourers, in Great Britain. By Will Chip, a country carpenter. 2nd ed. London: F. and C. Rivington, 1793.
- Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. "On The Social Contract (1762)." Modern Political Thought. Ed. David Wootton. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1996. 464-534.
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