argumentative Essay
695 words
695 words

According to the author of this obituary, what aspects of Faraday’s life and work contributed to his reputation? How does the picture presented in the obituary compare to the picture presented in Book 1, Chapter 4? There are two questions to answer for this TMA. To answer the first question one needs to know the definition of Reputation: the estimation in which a person or thing is generally held; opinion,(E. Dictionary, 2006). It is also necessary to know what in life and work contributed to his reputation. The second question, one needs to understand what it means to Compare: to regard or represent as analogues or similar; liken, (E.Dictionary, 2006). It is also necessary to examine and compare the two pictures. The picture created of the life and work from the obituary, in The Times, 28 August 1867, p.7,'(Assignment Book, 2008), is a very obscure one. An individual reading this extract would find it difficult to know exactly what Michael Faraday had invented, or discovered. There is no exact knowledge, no mention of creation, nothing to indicate unique developments ...

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the aspects of faraday's life and work that contributed to his reputation.
  • Explains that there are two questions to answer for this tma: reputation and compare.
  • Analyzes how the obituary in the times, 28 august 1867, p.7, is a very obscure one. faraday was an early pioneer in teaching methods and would not look out of place in schools and television today.
  • Compares the passage in the assignment book with the picture portrayed in chapter four, which gives the impression that the general public sees faraday as a conjurer or magician.
  • Explains that faraday's discovery led to the first serious attention being paid to him by the scientific community, and he was elected a corresponding member of the paris académie des sciences.
  • Concludes that anyone reading the obituary portraying faraday would be denied the opportunity to have been influence of his inventions, or to be inspired by them.
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