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Creative Writing

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Fall 2023

Department 1



A literary work and analysis of the philosophy of Ecclesiastes about how they viewed the world, more specifically how and how not to live one's life. It starts with a short story about an explorer who in their vanity searches the whole world for answers and comes back feeling only suffering. They are then met by a personification of death who tells them what's wrong with the way they tried to live their life and then gives the explorer the ability to live their life again with new found knowledge of the correct way to live and be without suffering. Then there is an analysis of the short story connecting it to the works of Ecclesiastes on vanity and living a good life.


Written for PHIL 101: Introduction to Philosophy

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