5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- Cons "to your own self be true?"
- In the Enlightenment, men believed they could use reason and logic to discover universal principles. To Romanticism we switched over to the...
- How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period?
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- a 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.
- b Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- c 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.
- d Selfish, sinful. Heart is deceitful among all things - scripture says to have a healthy skepticism of yourself. Romantic writers don't have this viewpoint.
- e local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
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. → Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
Jean Jacques Rousseau - → 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.
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.
Does it sound arrogant? Yes. We share our testimony to give God glory; that's not arrogant. There can be other reasons. → Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history? → Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.