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andide Francois-Marie Arouet De Voltaire 1694-1778Black Comedy Politically imprisoned Son of a minor treasury official in Paris Studied law and then spent 11 months in Bastille writing about the aristocracy Three years in exile in England Stayed with Frederick the Great of Prussia Lived in Swiss and France Also wrote Philosophical Dictionary Candide mocks order of fiction order of philosophic optimists Keeps readers of balance Demands we come to terms with the horrors that surround us PROBLEM human complacency Hard to have order if have corrupt humans Gullivers Travels Jonathan Swift 1767-1745 makes others uncomfortable Makes us aware of own moral inadequacies Born in Dublin to English parents Went to England to be a secretary Met Esther Johnson close throughout life Political journalism earlier Wrote for the oppressed Irish Mentally Insane Gulliver travels to 4 lands 1st Liliputt mocks pettiness of English 2nd Brobdingnag Giants perniscous race 3rd ghosts Stresses lies of historians with Sturdlebugs Grow old and live forever in pure senility Book 4 mocks problems with reason as a guide to human conduct Reader must decide how to judge - change society This is an important part of Satire Wrote a modest Proposal where attacks Enlgish and Irish a like Mocks English humanity Irish Passivisity Has on Tomb Where fierce indignation no longer tears the heart Oxford and TrinityAlexander Pope Essay on Man 1688-1744 subject matters include nature of universal order to social existence Roman Catholic parents Born in Glorious revolution Was restricted by gov because Catholic Could not got o school or work publicly educated at home Translated homer First wrote pastorals Bulk of his verse was Satiric Wrote Rape of Locke as well Mocks beauty Critical of Society It celebrates too though Essay on Man Humanity in relation to the universe itself society happiness almost comparable to Paradise Lost Defines human tradition in cosmic and social terms Refers t catholic and protestant theology platonic and
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