5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good.
- Authenticity - "I am me" in the romanticism.
- In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism?
- a Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- b 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.
- c 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.
- d He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- 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.
- 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 says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
5 True/False questions
Tradition still anchored experience back in the Enlightenment. Then, the ideal of joyous liberation from this experience was important: a child has superior insight because they are innocent. → 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.
Why is this story historically relevant? → 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.
How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period? → 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. → In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus. → 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.