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The System of the World - Book 6: Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Book 6: Chapter 7 Summary

Mr. White's Baiting-Ring

Daniel asks Mr. Kilkin, owner of the shipyard, for permission to leave Leibniz's crates on the dock. As Daniel leaves, he witnesses Mr. White, a diplomat, being beaten by protesters in the bearbaiting ring, which is a dog- and bear-fighting arena. Unsure of the incident and scared by the outcome, Daniel flees to visit Newton only to discover that he is away on business. Daniel feels alienated and alone so he calls on Bob Shaftoe, an old friend and a sergeant in the Queen's army, to relieve his anxiety.

Book 6: Chapter 7 Analysis

The grisly details discussed in this chapter show how abusive and manipulative educated people in the 16th century could be. In addition, the barbaric and malicious activities highlight the demeanor of England during this era. This chapter shows the contrast between then and now. A prime example of this is...

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