As a prevalent problem within society, it is unfortunate that the feeling of loneliness is felt as such a highly humiliating condition. The negativity surrounding loneliness has been around for centuries as it can be seen in theories of philosophers such as Immanuel Kant and Thomas Wolfe.
This digital publishing aims to educate different views on loneliness, primarily from literature starting in the 17th century. Through examining a curated selection of literature under the categories of companionship and solitude, we begin to develop a better understanding on how the stigma surrounding loneliness may have developed throughout history. I urge everyone to take this chance to thoroughly analyze where your standing is on the topic of loneliness.