I’m back, but this time with some isolation inspiration from the greatest writers and scientists of our time. Now, let’s explore the amazing things – Sir Isaac Newton, Shakespeare and Victor Hugo did whilst “Social Distancing”.
Sir Isaac Newton Discovered Gravity
Sir Isaac Newton gets a big trophy for his social distancing creativity. Newton fled the Great Plague for a small village where he resided at his family’s residence, Woolsthorpe Manor. According to the stories, his spare time led him to observe apples falling from trees and this brought about the discovery of his theories on gravity, motion and even calculus, essentially the governing laws of the universe.
Shakespeare Wrote a Play
During a plague in England, the great poet, William Shakespeare capitalised on his alone time. While quarantined in his home, he wrote King Lear, arguably one of his greatest masterpieces.
“Men Must Endure “
The poem resonates with us now more than ever. “Men Must Endure”, a line that echoes our current realities.
Victor Hugo Wrote Les Miserables
French Author, Victor Hugo was not an admirer of Napoleon III, rather a fierce opponent. He went into exile in 1851, after his banishment from France, Belgium and the island of Jersey.
He sought refuge on the Island of Guernsey, where he put his quill to parchment and finished off his novel, Les Miserables. We’re very grateful to him for that because we love the music (from the movie/play version)… and the novel, of course.
“Exile has not only detached me from France, it has almost detached me from the Earth.”