Short Essay on ‘Manners Maketh Man’

‘Manners maketh man’ is a quote that has existed for a very long time. ‘Maketh’ is an ancient word that means ‘make.’

This quote means that our mannerisms are what make us different from other animals and keep us from being savages. For instance, other animals do what the want freely and without shame or guilt. But human beings are different because of the appropriate manners we have.

Also, this quote means that a person’s behaviors and characteristics make them who they are. Therefore, you can judge a person to be good or bad according to their manners. The definitions of this phrase are correct.

There are two parts to a person; the one that we can see and the one that we cannot see. We must never judge a book by the kind of cover it has because that is not all there is. In the same way, we cannot judge a person from what is on the outside but what is on the inside. You cannot look at a person and say they are good or bad by how they look. You have to open them so that you can read them.

A person is who they are on the inside, and the beauty of everything is that one can only bring outside what they have on the inside. This means that the kind of mannerisms or characteristics that you show come from deep inside you. In ‘opening’ a person so that you can ‘read’ them, initiates contact and be around them. Look at how they behave with people, their responses to situations, how they address those below them and above them, and so on. The characters you will see are what makes them who they are.

By Lorah