ASSIBEY, ERIC ENG 215 Man is Never Satisfied The essay of man is a philosophical poet, written, characteristically in heroic couplet. It is an attempt to justify and vindicate the ways of God to man. It's also a warning that man himself is not as in his pride, he seems to believe the center of all things. Eventhough not truly Christian, the essay makes implicit assumption that man has fallen and that he must seek his own salvation. Pope sets out to demonstrate that no matter how imperfect complex and disturbingly full evil the universe may appear to be, it does function in a rational fashion, according to natural laws and is in fact considered as a whole perfect work of God. It appears unsatisfy to us only because our perceptions are limited by our feeble moral and intellectual capacity.
God is perfect and he created man is his image yet man is always unsatisfied.
We utter our body parts to make it look perfect to us. The use of weak and blind in the essay tells how man is unsatisfied not be able to see things his way and hence making him unhappy. If any misfortunes in our life's we still think is the cause of God, as stated in the Essay of man, "Rejudge his justice, be the God of God (Pope, 122). Life seems chaotic and patternless to man when he is in the midst of it. Man has sun and forest around him, which he takes advantage of for food shelter and nurturing but on the other hand he blames the nature for destruction and other cause. "From burning Sun where livid deaths descend" (Pope 142). This line from the essay goes to extend how man questions God's justices. He has never been satisfied with creation. Everything on this earth was meant to make man happy. Man should learn that nature should take its cause and must learn how to cope with it. God has ranked man on top of the order of the chain but yet man is unsatisfied. If any misfortune we turn to judge his justice. Is God who gives and he who takes so man should not be upset if death occur. Just like some trees leaves die to yield fresh ones and mother cockroaches die to have new ones, man has to view death as right of passage and accept it as part of life rather than to be sad, miserable or disgruntle. Death is part of creation of God and should be cherish.
God has surrounded man with most essential things like water, yet we are unsatisfied and explore another planets and world for more discoveries.
We also move from one country to another to search for greener pastures, even if our situation before was than after. Main purpose that God created earth is for man to live happy and ever after. Man has chosen unhappiness instead. Alexander Pope is unsatisfied with this systems of the universe. He (man) suppose to head o the order chain but he still unhappy and unsatisfied.