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Of Cannibals written by Michele de Montaigne is an essay to express the perspective Montaigne held for the French during the 16th century in their religious massacres of the Huguenots Montaigne tackles the struggles of trickery that the citizens fall prey to subconsciously by the church through questioning who is true to their experiences By failing to realize their own faults society lacks in the realization that their own perspectives may be corrupted by human nature and that indeed they are themselves the group lacking sense Montaigne uses the Scythians a noticeably extreme group from the French to portray similarities and how even the seemingly barbaric maintain a greater amount of resiliency when it comes to approaching their enemies I argue that Montaigne indirectly answers the question of how society lives by revealing the deceit and theyve fallen victim too from their higher powers that this recurring misconception due to lack of power to stay true to the knowledge of other nations they have grown ignorant and deliberately destroyed that which they consider barbaric and wild Slaughtering millions of Huguenots because their church leaders and higher authorities deemed them to be the enemy Montaigne makes the argument that conformity is the cause of the citizens motives The Huguenots were the Frenchs own people but believed in a different form of religion and for that the King and church of France spread the word that the they should be slain without mercy Montaigne exclaims They never show you things as they are but bend and disguise them according to the way they have seen them Montaigne 2646 Montaigne shows that society is deceived into the errors the rulers implement in order to maintain power and order in their own kingdoms Montaigne does not wish to dictate how society should conduct itself but rather to help people acknowledge that their perspectives on certain topics are controlled if not completely mutilated by the over
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