5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Augustine proclaims and repents. Rousseau proclaims and revels in his confession - he becomes arrogant about it stating that this would be his ticket into heaven.
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism?
- Cons "to your own self be true?"
- Would you know whether today is important or not? You may guess that certain events are important or not.
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- a Autobiographies give the author an opportunity to go back over their lives. Augustine writes about he was running from God. He fathered a child out of wedlock. Riches. In learning, knowledge, philosophy -traveling, fleeing from his mother. Augustine's a brilliant man, but Rousseau is similar. He is also brilliant.
- b Because this was ridiculously radical at the time of when this was written. He says that if one is self-aware, one can earn salvation.
- c Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- d Narcissism is the concentration of the self that shuts out others and their needs. Rousseau focuses in heavily on the self, so much so that individualism, or intrapersonal evaluation, becomes almost an obsession -it shows how far one's narcissism or focus on the self can go. Rousseau expresses it through his Confessions and he decides to be completely honest, regardless of the situation. Just be honest with yourself.
- e Selfish, sinful. Heart is deceitful among all things - scripture says to have a healthy skepticism of yourself. Romantic writers don't have this viewpoint.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
- Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- New and Old - mischaracterize the American Revolution - not caused by the romantic movement. There are political implications. Democracy > Hierarchy. Before there was this sense of place.
5 True/False Questions
Laissez faire = leave it alone. People respond. If there's a natural disaster on the coast, people need sheet rock. Plywood. Well, if the government comes and says you can only charge $20 a sheet of plywood, there's no incentive. If you can go down there, and help out, you can make a quick profit. Prices will eventually go back down. If you leave it alone, the market will self regulate<<thought up by Adam Smith → Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
Rousseau proclaims - → He will be completely honest, he is unique. While he claims to be the most unique individual, he states that he must be true to yourself.
Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good. → Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
Feeling is the primary vehicle of knowing in the Romanticism. → Rousseau says "There is no one else in the world like me. I am unique." Where does this uniqueness come from? Focus on the individual.
In the Enlightenment, men believed they could use reason and logic to discover universal principles. To Romanticism we switched over to the... → local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.