Man 's Search For Purpose

1072 Words Feb 7th, 2015 5 Pages
Ever since the beginning of time, man has tried to make sense of the world around him. There is evidence that as early as 400BC people were asking questions like, “Who are we?” “Who created us?” and “Why are we here?” All of these questions arise when someone tries to determine what their purpose is. Defined as “the reason for which something exists or is made” (dictionary.reference.com) purpose is something that many humans never find. However, the way that a person lives is tangibly affected by what they believe their purpose is. As examples of man’s search for purpose, one can delve into such literature as “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” or “Robinson Crusoe”. Directly or indirectly, both of these stories say something about the condition of man and his search for purpose. In addition, the Bible gives us real and practical answers about our creator and his design for us. By studying these three sources, one can come to a better understanding about our purpose while living on this earth. “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is a novella written by Charles Dodgson under the name of Lewis Carroll in 1865. It is generally believed that it was concocted by Dodgson to entertain a young girl named Alice Liddell and was later written down and given to her as a Christmas gift per her request. The story tells of young Alice who follows a white rabbit down a rabbit hole and then finds herself running mindlessly about Wonderland with very little idea what to do or how to…
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