How would my essay be graded on SAT Essay Scale! Willing to grade your Essay too!
Thank you so much. Post your essay if you me too grade them.
Knowledge is power. In agriculture, medicine, and industry, for example, knowledge has liberated us from hunger, disease, and tedious labor. Today, however, our knowledge has become so powerful that it is beyond our control. We know how to do many things, but we do not know where, when, or even whether this know-how should be used.
Can knowledge be a burden rather than a benefit? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
Knowledge can sometimes be a burden instead of a benefit. In the information age, knowledge is easily accessible and is quickly exchanged from person to person; however this knowledge can be a burden in some instances. There are several examples from history and literature to support this claim.
As demonstrated by Sir Isaac Newton during hte Scientific REvolution, knowledge can be a burden in some instances. Newton is regarded as one of the brightest thinkers in history. He is famous for formulating the three Laws of Motion. Despite his tremendous finidings, the knowledge soon became a burden to him. The Roman Catholic Church branded him a heretic when he tried to spread his knowledge. The church felt that his teachings opposed their own, and they punished him for the offence. Hence, knowledge can sometimes be consequential and burdensome.
Similarly demonstrated by Friar Lawrence in Romeo and Juliet, knowledge can be a heavy burden to carry. Romeo and Juliet is about two unfortunate lovers who were fated to die. They burden of knowledge is felt by Friar Lawrence, the man who married the two "star-crossed" lovers, because he knew about the two lovers' connection, but failed to tell their elders. Therefore, he feels that he is to blame for their death. If he had notified them, the two would not have had to die. Thus, knowledge can be a heavy burden for one to carry. Friar Lawrence must live with the consequences of simply knowing a truth, but not acting on it.
After careful analysis of the harsh life of Sir Isaac Newton and the gulit of Friar Lawrence, knowledge can indeed be a burden as opposed to a benefit. If Sir Isaac Newton and Friar Lawrence lacked the knowledge they had acquired, they might have lived happier lives.
Last edited by majikarp; 07-29-2012 at 11:19 AM.