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Lives of Some English Writers in the Renaissance Age

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Christopher Marlowe:-

Marlowe is one of the famous Renaissance writers. He is the first dramatist. Marlow began his career as a playwright. He wrote five plays, masterpieces, included the famous tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta, Edward the Second, Dido: Queen of Carthage, Dr. Faustus and his most ambitious work the heroic epic Tamburlain, the first notable English play in blank verse. He also wrote one of the most famous lyric poems in the English language, "The Passionate Shepherd to his Love". In addition, He wrote revenge tragedies.

Sir Thomas More:-

More is an excellent example of the early English Renaissance. Sir Thomas More was a philosopher and was famous for his book Utopia, a philosophical romance. More coined the term "utopia" which is a pun meaning both "good place" and "no place". He was inspired by Plato's Republic when he wrote Utopia. Utopia is an imaginary society where people have designed the best society they can conceive and it was written in a dialogue form. It was written in two parts. The second part, which was composed first, describes in details the law and customs of the society in Utopia. And the second part was a hard look to the everyday reality of England .In fact; it was a criticism of the corruption in England that time. Utopia was also written in Latin for the international audience. Also, More wrote scripts of The History of King Richard the 3rd but it wasn't finished.

Francis Bacon:-

Bacon is the first English essayist. He wrote fifty-eight essays on a variety of subjects and all of them share four elements of being simple, strong, concise and clear. His first essay was Of Studies. Bacon was a brilliant writer and scientist. In fact, some of his statements are used as proverbs and some of his works are still memorable because they are brief. Bacon wanted to spread his works because he believed they were important so he translated them to Latin.



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