5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus.
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
- Jean Jacques Rousseau -
- Augustine realizes that he can no longer run from God and he recognizes all the times he has tried to flee God and he realizes that that has made him be miserable and that
God allowed him to be miserable because of it.
- a 19th Century - Romanticism - implies a new emphasis on imagination, feeling, and value of the primitive and untrammeled, kind or "man." We have a real focus on the individual.
- b Rousseau makes illusions and references to the original confession. When you write an autobiography, you have to have a pretty strong ego. You've got to say that my life is important enough for you to read about it. <<GOOD TITLE.
- c Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- d 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.
- e He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- 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.
- Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
- He claims to be radically honest. In the sixth book, he fears Hell. He wonders if he'll go. He throws the rock at the tree--he's SAVED. Homework - really read/carefully read.
- 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.
- 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.
5 True/False Questions
Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons. → He claims to be radically honest. In the sixth book, he fears Hell. He wonders if he'll go. He throws the rock at the tree--he's SAVED. Homework - really read/carefully read.
What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism? → 1) Feeling is the guide of conduct 2) It glorifies the imagination and romantic love 3) Believes the common people are morally superior to the upper classes.
Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus. → What are Rousseau's new moral assumptions? Happiness equals moral achievement. He believed that the individual should be completely honest, he holds beliefs in self-knowledge (intrapersonal examination), and feelings are important.
Feeling is the primary vehicle of knowing in the Romanticism. → In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period? → 1) Feeling is the guide of conduct 2) It glorifies the imagination and romantic love 3) Believes the common people are morally superior to the upper classes.