Confessions Of An English Opium Eater
The Confessions of an English Opium Eater
Thomas De Quincy was a marveled man, but does that make his confessions legitimate. I don?t think his confessions legitimize the use of opium. De Quincy?s journey starts in the city of Manchester were he was born. Much of his child hood and teenage years are faded in his writings. Its hard to relate with a man whose ideals are hard to understand. De Quincy was around in the 19th century writing his confessions so the future generations can understand the use of an illegitimate drug.
De Quincy goes to great pains to explain his one year of poverty, which seems like a ten year ordeal. When he is on the streets he tells of stories of some people he had met but even then it seems a little faded to mind. De Quincy returned to college, in Oxford to further enhance his teachings. He was an extremely gifted man for he was an excellent linguist, especially in Greek and Greek history. Most everything De Quincy writes about will some way be related to Greek. College is were De Quincy was introduced to opium, a friend had given him a decanter of laudanum which he
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