So basically this guy was kinda boring, apparently.
He was a writer, but he didn’t really.
I mean, he wrote a lot and he was kinda controversial, but I don’t think he ever actually.
Got in trouble?
He was born in France. And he had a weird family. His dad was Roman Catholic, his mom a Spanish Jew Protestant, and his siblings were Catholics.
ANYWAYS. His Dad sent him away when he was 3 to live with a poor family (?). He was brought back to his family later and was taught Latin (?) Nobody was allowed to speak anything but Latin to him (?) even though French was his first language (?)
Basically, he learned Latin and pretty much ALL SORTS OF AWESOME STUFF without ever touching a book.
Well he probably did touch a book but whatever. But eventually he was kinda shipped off to boarding school to study law, but basically he got board so he left.
So eventually he started writing. He sat up inside his little castle and he wrote. A lot. For 10 years.
He wrote essays. He basically started the whole personal Essay thing. And before that, there were none. None of the personal essays. BLAME HIM FOR EVERYTHING GUYS.
Also basically he was kinda selfish and self absorbed. Which was kinda expected because he LOCKED HIMSELF IN A TOWER FOR 10 YEARS RIGHT AFTER HIS BFFSIE 4EVARS DIED.
Also basically he broke the 4th wall a lot. Like, there was no 4th wall. It was broken. No more 4th wall. Or I guess you could also say he just used 1st person kinda like I do but whatever oh well close enough right and run on sentence ramblerambleramble you’ve stopped reading anyway.
He was also pretty skeptical. And if you don’t know what that means go google it or something. Mom told me to tell you what it is. But you should know and I don’t feel like telling you. SO GO. Or stay if you know what the monkey I’m talking about.
ANYWAY. Mich was actually a part of this philosophical movement called The Skeptics.
Who questioned EVERYTHING. I don’t know. Are you reading this? I don’t know. Or are you just staring at this screen? Will you reread that sentence? Are you actually even there? I DUNNO. I DON’T THINK SO MAN. I DON’T THINK THAT’S RIGHT.
He didn’t really think love had much to do with marriage. So he married practically. He was skeptical about education. And he was skeptical about religion.
AND THEN THE AGE OF REASON.
So he went around and traveled a little. Then someone made him mayor of Bordeaux. So he had to go home and he helped some people out.
AND THEN THE PLAGUE HAPPENED!
He kinda died. Which was coming. Because the plague.
Yeah. The end? Not much else. Because he. You know. Died. /awkward