This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Francis Bacon - This character ranks among the greatest natural philosophers and scientists of the 17th century.
Scientists - Bacon had many criticisms of this group of people.
Philosophers - Bacon thinks that this group of his day tended to argue too much about issues that do not matter.
The Scholastics - This group consists of the followers of the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Sailor - This is the narrator of The New Atlantis whose ship is blown off course and lands at Bensalem.
The Governor - This is...
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