Compare And Contrast Voltaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky And Walt Whitman

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Voltaire, Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Walt Whitman Francois-Marie Arouet spent his life trying out different roles, perfecting his authorial postures and reinvesting the ways he used to engage and speak to his audience. He created the Voltaire; an image that is difficult to separate from his person, even now after over two hundred years. A man with great literacy, he published extensively; fantasy works, from political to religious polemic, and from verse to prose. As a man of the theatre he wrote prolifically plays including opera libretti, comedies and tragedies. He was also a poet, a scientist, a courtier, the Genevan, the campaigner and the greatest celebrity of the 18th century. In his quote “Anyone
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According to Fyodor one can only be himself and achieve freedom by resisting what is deemed to be good for him. To go wrong in one’s way is better than to go right in some else, he preferred doing things his own way and be wrong than doing what somebody else says because it is seen to be right. In this quote just like in Voltaire’s, he encourages people to question what they are being told rather than believing it just because it is said to be right. “Nothing is more seductive for a man than his freedom of conscience. But nothing is a greater cause of suffering” he talked from his life experience, he had allowed himself to follow his own beliefs but has paid heavily for that decision.
Walt Whitman was an American journalist, poet and essayist, he is somebody who would not agree with the Voltaire quotation. Unlike Voltaire and Fyodor, Whitman was a poet of religion and a man who embraces democracy. Although he is often seen in his work “song of myself” to challenge religion, Whitman felt that religion had taught him a lot. In his work, he is seen to refer to religion mostly
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