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The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility
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"The Public - a thing I cannot help looking upon as an enemy, and which I cannot address without feelings of hostility"

- John Keats

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John Keats' quote speaks to the idea of a detach between the public and himself. He sees the general public as an enemy, and is unable to address them without feeling hostile. This might be analyzed as a sensation of alienation from the public, or a sense of being misconstrued. It might also be seen as a reflection of the power dynamics in between the public and the individual, with the general public having the upper hand. It might be a commentary on the lack of control a person has more than their own life, and how the public can shape and affect it. Ultimately, Keats' quote speaks to the idea of a power imbalance between the general public and the individual, and how it can result in sensations of hostility and alienation.

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England Flag This quote is written / told by John Keats between October 31, 1795 and February 23, 1821. He/she was a famous Poet from England. The author also have 30 other quotes.

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