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Mongo Slade Neoclassicism In Samuel Johnsons Preface to Shakespeare he uses a quote that says The irregular combinations of fanciful inventions may delight a-while by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth This quote is stating that newly improved inventions through the use of technology are helpful to us as a society but the real truth rests with mankind For example many people buy computers to help maintain data or even solve a problem quicker however computers have been proven to be unreliable Computers can suffer from various types of viruses and have to be constantly upgraded in order to perform efficiently This is one reason that humans cannot rely on enhanced inventions This quote can be linked to several different time periods of human existence These features are used during the neoclassical medieval and renaissance periods The first point I will discuss is a poem from the neoclassical period The poem I will be discussing is A Modest Proposal The setting takes place in Dublin Ireland During this time Ireland was in a state of famine The introduction states For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland from being a burden to their parents or country and for making them beneficial to the public pg 1113 This is stating that the government was willing to pay poor families money to obtain their children for food The author states I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee or a ragout pg 1115 That is saying that the government will season the children as they are slaughtered The author also states As to our city of Dublin shambles pg 1115 This is stating that Dublin was the capital of the slaughterhouses in Ireland In todays society mankind has evolved more rapidly in
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