Complete Works: Essays, Travel Journal, Letters - Book of Essays 2 : Chapter 10 Summary & Analysis

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Book of Essays 2 : Chapter 10 Summary and Analysis

As previously stated, it is only the Apology to Raymond Sebond, which is actually a powerful defense of Christianity, that is longer than just a few pages. Again, this incredibly powerful piece of writing is the result of Montaigne's having obeyed his love, to whom he felt a natural and well placed servility as befitting of a son. He uses an ancient model for rhetoric and philosophical debate within the work, but in a far simpler form than that found in Aristotle's Summa Theologica. Lucretius is the most often quoted ancient writer during this essay. After the Apology, Montaigne writes a sizable sequence of essays on points of morality and ethics. Each of these is brief. In every way, Montaigne emphasizes the need for the use of both actions and words. Thrown in amongst these...

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