English Class: Western Literature

The Storms In Crusoe’s Life

Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe contains several descriptions of the storms that Crusoe went through. There are a few reasons why these descriptions are necessary to the narrative.  One significant reason why the descriptions of the storms is important, is the fundamental role it plays in the narrative. His first sea voyage, after running away from his parents… Continue reading The Storms In Crusoe’s Life

English Class: Western Literature

Chaos vs. God’s Orderly Design

In his writings, Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) brought forth an idea that greatly influenced society. It was the idea of spontaneous order and that society was not formed by design, but rather by human action. He maintained that people’s’ selfish actions were what shaped society instead of God. Mandeville proposed that whatever good or evil befell society, it was… Continue reading Chaos vs. God’s Orderly Design

English Class: Western Literature

What’s Done Is Done, It Cannot Be Undone

In the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare Lady Macbeth says ‘What’s done is done’ and at another time she mentions ‘What’s done cannot be undone.’ This is a true statement. We cannot change the past, it is forever lost to us. What’s done is done, it cannot be undone. For example, if one had spilled milk and it drained into the ground could… Continue reading What’s Done Is Done, It Cannot Be Undone