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Pope and Johnsons Maze of Life By AEC In both An Essay on Man by Pope and Vanity of Human Wishes by Johnson they compare our purpose on this world They survey human nature society and morals They both compare life to a maze but have a different way to get through it They both have god looking at us and he has a plan but they are both different What are the differences between Popes view of man and Johnsons view of man In Alexander Popes An Essay on Man Epistle one the speaker begins by observing the world and addressing important things The given circumstance is that God does exist and is the best In line six he tells us that life is a mighty maze but there is a purpose The reason why man stumbles through the maze is so he can determine the nature of the world in which he lives He can find out how everything ties together What can we reason but from what we know l 18 Pope is asking how can there be a loving God And in line 22 he says that we cant know everything we are limited In the second stanza Pope brings focus to the presumptuous man What makes this man presumptuous is that he shouldnt be disturbed that he cannot figure out all of lifes mysteries immediately He asks the question how are humans so imperfect if god it perfect Why formed no weaker blinder and no less l 38 He then goes on to discuss the purpose of humanity and that humans are just a leg in a machine In lines 60-70 he says that we will never know our purpose and its ridiculous to think we will It cant be expected that one part of existence can understand all the other parts In the third part Pope reflects Gods love and believes in a kind God Heaven from
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