scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,508
Quoting from James Spedding Preface to the New Atlantis the vision not of an ideal world released from the natural conditions to which ours is subject but of our own world as it might be made if we did our duty by it For Bacon the inhabitants of Bensalem represent the ideal qualities which he desired rather than hoped to see to be the characteristics of his own country Moreover it is not about a new breed of human beings who are superior to Bacons contemporariesIn this passage which is part of the history of Bensalem after its discovery and bensalems covertion to Christianity Bacon gives the reader an explation to why Bensalem remains hidden For that purpose Bacon gives first references to Salomona and Solomons House as a representation of the court of the British King James I which particularly portrays James I as the new Solomon Then Bacon explains the choice of King Salomona to cut off Bensalem from the rest of the world through the king fears and restrictions Finally Bacon expresses all these ideas through religious connotations scattered all along the text In the same part Bacon refers to an ancient wisdom that has been lost and replaced by impotent inferior philosophies the Platonic myth of Atlantis New Atlantis is a way to stimulate hope that this knowledge can be recovered and this civilization of excellence restored For a better understanding of King Solamona and the founding of Solomons House ones should recall what was said just previously by the Governor There reigned in this island about nineteen hundred years ago a King whose memory of all others we most adore not superstitiously but as a divine instrument though a mortal man his name was Solamona and we esteem him as the lawgiver of our nation This king had a large heart inscrutable for good and was wholly bent to make his kingdom and people happy
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA