Life Living Lessons in Bacon’s Essays

  • ASHISHKUMAR V. PATAR Ph.D. Research Scholar, Department of English & C.L.S. Saurashtra University, Rajkot. (Gujarat)


This research paper begins with Bacon as a literary figure. He has been both praised
for the clarity of his writing and his ability to synthesize disparate realities and ridiculed for
his expediency and his lack of imagination. During the twentieth century critics have
championed both viewpoints. We have examined this controversy and attempted to point out
the limitations of each argument. In particular, we have considered the Essays since this work
has been selected by critics as representative of Bacon's positive and negative qualities. It has
been commonly accepted that the Essays, like many other common-place books, were written
for the growing middle class. Our thorough investigation of the Essays shows, however, that
in a number of essays changes in the content focuses them on the affairs of state and
particularly on the duties of the King.Bacon wrote his Essays in response to the social and
political needs of the era.

How to Cite
PATAR, ASHISHKUMAR V.. Life Living Lessons in Bacon’s Essays. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 7, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018.