Essay, relatively much focused genre of literature is known for its intellectual and well argumentative quality. Essays have prominent place in literature, especially in literary criticism. Generally essays are packed with a philosophy over or of a topic. It is full-fledged analysis of a topic. The form, essay has been evolved over the centuries from ancient Greek. But the term essay is used for the first time by French author Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) to his own work entitled Essais. Since the time of Montaigne, essay has been developed and shaped as a significant form of intellectual inquiry. It is defined as: “the work of prose non-fiction interwoven around a subject or topic or point in the form of an argument or counter-argument having its analysis, discussion and clarification, and as whole providing some solution to the matter undertaken”. There are many views, in favour and sometime, against the form; e.g. Dr. Samuel Johnson says, “A loose sally of the mind, an irregular, indigested piece, not a regular and orderly performance”. Johnson had this view at his time and was talking about the quality of contemporary essays. The Oxford English Dictionary defined essay as: “a composition of moderate length on any particular subject, or branch of a subject; originally implying want of finish, but now said of a composition more or less elaborate in style though limited in range”. This can be the counter definition to Johnson’s view... 


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