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The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present Short Essay - Answer Key

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1. What is Seneca's philosophical background? Why is that background problematic?

Seneca is a philosopher of the Stoics, although many of his actions in life are not those of a true Stoic. A Stoic is supposed to be a wise man who plays the cards that are dealt to him and never complains of his station and always has dignity. Much of Seneca's life is very human as he gains wealth, complains about misfortune and curries favor.

2. What is Seneca's philosophical background? Why is that background problematic?

Seneca is a philosopher of the Stoics, although many of his actions in life are not those of a true Stoic. A Stoic is supposed to be a wise man who plays the cards that are dealt to him and never complains of his station and always has dignity. Much of Seneca's life is very human as he gains wealth, complains about misfortune and curries favor.

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