1. SELECTED ESSAYS BY BACON
(ii) What is your opinion about Bacon in the light of his character sketch?
(iii) What do the essays of Bacon tell about his age?
(iv) What is aphorism?
(v) Why Bacon is called modern?
(vi) Why is Bacon's style aphoristic?
(vii) Why is Bacon's style different?
(viii) Is Bacon's precision his wisdom?
(ix) What do Bacon's essays teach?
(x) Point our the Renaissance elements in Bacon's essays.
(xi) Bacon's essays are full of wisdom. How?
(xii) Bacon's style is pithy. How?
(xiii) Why is Bacon called a worldly moralist?
(xiv) How are Bacon's essay an expression of brevity?
(xv) What is the major difference between Russell's and Bacon's prose style?
(ii) What does Bacon meany by 'writing makes an exact man' in his essay 'Of Studies'?
(iii) What is Bacon's main focus in 'Of Friendship'?
(iv) What are the fruits of friendship as described in 'Of Friendship' by Bacon?
(v) What is Bacon's main focus in 'Of Truth'?
(vi) Interpret 'No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage-ground of truth'.
(vii) What is the main focus in 'Of Revenge'?
(viii) What is Bacon against taking revenge?
(ix) What is the main focus in 'Of Great Place'?
(x) In what ways does the essay 'Of Great Place' reflect Bacon's idealism?
(xi) What is the main focus in 'Of Ambition'?
(xii) What is the main focus in 'Of Adversity'?
(xiii) Interpret 'Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New'.
(xiv) According to Bacon, what is the advantage of Simulation and Dissimulation?
(xv) Why does Bacon use 'Of' before starting his essays?
3. Bacon's Prose Style
(ii) Write the names of four works of Edward Said?
(iii) What awards did Edward Said get for his works?
(iv) 'Culture is learned'. What does it mean?
(v) Interpret 'We are at a point in our work when we can no longer ignore empires and the imperial context in our studies'.
(vi) Why does Edward Said call American 'A Dishonest Broker'?
(vii) What was the dilemma of Palestinians according to Edward Said?
(viii) What is the dilemma of identity for Palestinians?
(ix) What is the effect of imperialism on Literature?
(x) Edward Said is a greater admirer of political stability.
(xi) Imperialism is based on science and knowledge.
(xii) Why does Edward Said admire Joseph Conrad?
(xiii) What was the effect of Industrial Revolution on European Imperialism?
(xiv) What was the effect of World Wars on European Imperialism?
(xv) When and how did Edward Said die?