Essay on Analysis Of The Swerve The Rediscovery Of Lucretius

789 Words Oct 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
There has been a long tradition in manuscript and print culture, and that tradition is associated with the act of writing, transferring the product of the human intellect and imagination on a tangible that will carry it to distant places and distant times. The book as we know it extends past the life of its author the life of its language, it was written, and the style of art of its content. An Analyses of Greenblatt’s the swerve argues that the defiance of religion is what leads to the change from manuscript culture to print culture. The printing press allowed for the world to develop from manuscript culture to print culture but this change would have happened regardless of the technological advances due to the protestant reformation. In my interpretation of The Swerve the rediscovery of Lucretius “De Rerum Natura” The poem that has been kept away from the publics eyes for over 500 years has very big ideas that the church does not support. This poem itself goes against the church, Therefore it should have never been archived in the monastery, for a manuscript of its contents to be surrounded by other manuscripts should be compared to keeping a criminal who has been convicted of unlawful actions to be left in regular society. The discovery that Poggio had in the monastery should be categorized a swerve in which it definitely was the moment in history when the world began to change to become the modern world we now live in. Greenblatt discusses how the concentration of…

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