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How is "God" presented in the poem "Avarice"?Thank you in advance.

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amashidemel | Student, Undergraduate | eNoter

Posted February 16, 2013 at 9:33 AM via web

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How is "God" presented in the poem "Avarice"?

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sesh | Student , Grade 12 | Valedictorian

Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Avarice is a poem published in 1630 George Herbrt's poetry collection, "The Temple". This collection holds 72 poems, mostly religious type. Therefore though Avarice is seemingly about money it may ought to have religious connections.

Herbert goes on explaining how money has come to the state of the master of man while the man has become a slave. His argument is, being a slave of money leads to spiritual doom. There he indicates the negligence of the religion and God automatically with this spiritual doom which man faces. Therefore he presents his idea that people start avoiding and neglecting religion due to avarice, the greed. Moreover Herbert talks about peoples' giong away from the religion due to money, which, according to him, should not be given a higher place.

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