Knowledge in Arcadia

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" Valentine:..till there's no time left. That's what time means. Septimus: When we have found all the mysteries and lost all the meaning, we will be alone, on an empty shore." Discuss the importance of knowledge within Arcadia in light of the above quotation. Knowledge is of importance to all of the characters in Arcadia, the pursuit of which lies at the root of many of their actions. Although their motives may be the same, …

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…found all the mysteries, you would effectively be dead, by definition of life as a search. Secondly, if not dead, then at least you would be in a position where you could no longer be a part of somebody else's life, a part of their quest. The third reason is to do with understanding. A compelling philosophical argument describes the fact that man can understand the mind of an ant, yet not unde ------------------------------------------------------------------------ **Bibliography**