Essay Topic 1
Discuss Burton's use of visuals and diagrams to explain concepts in "The Anatomy of Melancholy."
Essay Topic 2
Compare the thought expressed in "The Anatomy of Melancholy" to the accepted and rejected thoughts on love, illness, and melancholy today.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how the concept of divine justice is reflected in "The Anatomy of Melancholy."
Essay Topic 4
Discuss Burton's views on humanity and human nature based on his criticisms, praises, and anecdotes.
Essay Topic 5
Burton explains that his predecessors in medicine and philosophy laid the foundations for his findings. Discuss how Burton develops others' work. Whose work is "The Anatomy of Melancholy"?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss Burton's use, understanding, and beliefs of science. What defines his scientific view? Does "The Anatomy of Melancholy" rely on science?
Essay Topic 7
Burton often refers to God and religion in terms of causing and curing melancholy. Discuss Burton's idea of religion in...
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