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Describe the different outlooks, approaches to understanding and methods of expression in the opening paragraph of Charles Darwin 'The Origin of Species' and the first stanza of John Keats 'Ode to a Nightingale' and use these as a basis for a summary of t

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By Nicholas Kinnaird Yr 11 JHA Mr. Geoffrey Brougham Yr 11 IB QUESTION: Much is made by Ian McEwan in 'Enduring Love' of the difference between the rational, scientific mind and the artistic approach to life. Describe the different outlooks, approaches to understanding and methods of expression in the opening paragraph of Charles Darwin 'The Origin of Species' and the first stanza of John Keats 'Ode to a Nightingale' and use these as a basis for a summary of the differences between the two approaches to life and the irreconcilability or otherwise of these opposing views. There are two ways of approaching life. Charles Darwin writes in the logical, scientific, rational way as is obvious in his piece 'The Origin of Species' whereas Keats writes with the colorful, artistic and romantic style of writing in 'Ode to a Nightingale'. Both of these styles of approaching life are obvious throughout the novel 'Enduring Love' in which the author Ian McEwan makes frequent reference to Charles Darwin and John Keats, to illustrate the opposing views of life of his main characters Clarissa and Joe. ...read more.

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Where is this leading to? What is this trying to say to me? Should I read on from here and find out or not? Darwin is here with his scientific and factual writing as expressed in 'The Origion of Species'. Darwin uses reason to explain everything, whereas Keats is in the total opposite mind set, with his writing in the artistical and romantic style of writing. John Keats is also poet from the 19th century just the same as Charles Darwin. Keats has the artistic, colorful approach to life. Keats writes expressively and in short punchy sentences that are full of meaning and conciseness. MY heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains My sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk, These are only a couple of phrases that can be used to describe Keats's approach to life. Both of these quotes are from his poem, 'Ode to a Nightingale', that was written in 1884 and published in 1888. It is obvious throughout this poem, that Keats is thinking carefully about the words that he is using and the way in which he can produce this text as being heart felt and sympathetic as possible. ...read more.

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paragraphs with you thinking of what is going to happen next and makes you get the feeling of should I keep reading. Keats does this in nearly all of his paragraphs and they are all successful. Chapter 1 Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn. Chapter 2 To thy high requiem become a sod. Chapter 3 The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves Chapter 4 Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways. Chapter 5 Or new Love pine at them beyond to-morrow. Chapter 6 And with thee fade away into the forest dim: Chapter 7 Singest of summer in full-throated ease. Chapter 8 Fled is that music:-Do I wake or sleep? John Keats and Charles Darwin both have different styles of writing. Charles Darwin writes in the logical, scientific, rational way and Keats writes with the colorful, artistic and romantic style of writing. Although they both write in their own styles, they can relate their writing to the same thing in the same way. Artistical and Scientifical writing are both styles of writing and they can both be used in the same piece at exactly the same time. ...read more.

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