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Holberg was interested in intellect because he felt that this is what binds society together. He also wondered why there was so much evil in the world, especially when one could let reason lead the way. One could say that he distanced himself from a religious explanation of evil towards a rational/empirical train of thought, and this is important because of his status as an author; both in his time and ours.

Discuss Ludvig Holberg’s strategies for managing audience response in Erasmus Montanus.

Thesis statement: In order to manage audiences response, Ludvig Holberg presented the play not only in a humorous way, but also in logical debates and examples to show the difference between science and church, which challenge the issue between reasoning and faith. Further, he also wrote how Rasmus was isolated from his society and forced to become an army just because he is an educated person in the uneducated society.

1. logical debates
ex: - rooster
2. science and church
ex : pg. 15 – a big enough to be bible
=pg 17. -

Carina Lukito
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Erasmus Montanus

Ludvig Holberg, an author of Erasmus Montanus is a man in the era of the Age of Enlightenment (18th century), the time where intellects tried to plant an ideology in a society using reason instead of faith. As one of the influential man in that era, Ludvig appreciation toward intellects and science had been the priority in every play that he wrote including Erasmus Montanus. In Erasmus Montanus, he showed his appreciation by putting the difference between science and church and learned and unlearned people along the play. Thus, in order to manage audiences response to agree in his purpose, he used logical debates and examples and the explicit evidence of how Rasmus’ life going down in Copenhagen. Erasmus Montanus was written in 1723 and performed in 1744 to reflect current situation in that era. The play is about...
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