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ASSIBEY ERIC ENG 215The essay of man is a philosophical poet written characteristically in heroic couplet It is an attempt to justify and vindicate the ways of God to man Its also a warning that man himself is not as in his pride he seems to believe the center of all things Eventhough not truly Christian the essay makes implicit assumption that man has fallen and that he must seek his own salvation Pope sets out to demonstrate that no matter how imperfect complex and disturbingly full evil the universe may appear to be it does function in a rational fashion according to natural laws and is in fact considered as a whole perfect work of God It appears unsatisfy to us only because our perceptions are limited by our feeble moral and intellectual God is perfect and he created man is his image yet man is always unsatisfied We utter our body parts to make it look perfect to us The use of weak and blind in the essay tells how man is unsatisfied not be able to see things his way and hence making him unhappy If any misfortunes in our lifes we still think is the cause of God as stated in the Essay of man Rejudge his justice be the God of God Pope 122 Life seems chaotic and patternless to man when he is in the midst of it Man has sun and forest around him which he takes advantage of for food shelter and nurturing but on the other hand he blames the nature for destruction and other cause From burning Sun where livid deaths descend Pope 142 This line from
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