5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
- Rousseau proclaims -
- Jean Jacques Rousseau -
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism?
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- a He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
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.
- Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- 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.
- 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 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. → 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.
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."
Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him. → Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
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.
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.