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Thomas Hobbes Writing Styles in Leviathan

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Style

Perspective

The Leviathan is Hobbes' personal opinion. The book is written completely in the first person, and the style is reminiscent of sitting in a class and hearing a lecture. This is because he wrote it for leaders and the common people so they would learn more about themselves and their roles in a commonwealth. He sometimes escapes from lecturing at time to let the readers know he especially believes in one idea over the other, and he even becomes noticeably irritated when he writes about Aristotle.

Tone

The language of the book is completely dictatorial. There is no room for interpretation and Hobbes proposes everything in a very black and white way. He tells the reader what the different laws of nature are, what God wants them to believe, and that Jesus is the Christ. If they do not believe these things then they are heathens and are...

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