Explain the meaning of "Whatever is, is right," from epistle 1 of Pope's An Essay on Man. I need general clarification of the big picture of Pope's meaning. Pope declares, "Whatever is, is right." Does he believe that even horrible things that happen all around are part of a larger plan, compelled by God, that is "right" in ways that we can't fully appreciate? Does he mean that wars or outbreaks are "right" in a larger sense? Would he explain to a dying individual that what he is suffering is "right"? Would he explain that an individual who loses someone in car accident due to a drunk driver is "right"? What is Pope really declaring here regarding what is right?
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