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Naturalism

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It is said that naturalism is a metaphysical theory that holds that all phenomena can be explained mechanistically in terms of natural causes and laws. But also just the term naturalism itself describes a type of literature that attempts to apply scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings. Unlike realism, which focuses of literary technique, naturalism implies a philosophical position.

“About once or twice every month I engage in public debates with those whose pressing need it is to woo and to win the approval of supernatural beings. Very often, when I give my view that there is no supernatural dimension, and certainly not one that is only or especially available to the faithful, and that the natural world is wonderful enough—and even miraculous enough if you insist—I attract pitying looks and anxious questions. How, in that case, I am asked, do I find meaning and purpose in life? How does a mere and gross materialist, with no expectation of a life to come, decide what, if anything, is worth caring about?”
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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Thomas More's Utopia

 

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Robin Hood

Robin Hood the hero of many English and Scottish folk tales, the very same man who robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Even though the wealthy aristocrats considered him nothing more than an irritating criminal the common people uplifted him as a hero, the hero of their lands.

Robin Hood may have been a criminal but he was larger than life. His tasks seeming impossible but every time he accomplishes them effortlessly. His main reason for being the “good guy” is that he robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. Although he does not have superhuman abilities nor is there any supernatural forces throughout the story there are substitutes. Robin Hood is a skilled swordsman along with an extrordinary archer, also his group of marry men help him along in the overwhelming challenges he faces instead of supernatural forces like interference by gods.

Thus, Robin Hood of Nottingham is considered a epic hero for his outstanding attributes;  such as his skills in combat, his cunning, his swiftness, and  his popularity among the people.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2012 in Epic Heroes

 

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