5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Authenticity - "I am me" in the romanticism.
- 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.
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of Romanticism?
- 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.
- In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus.
- a 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.
- b Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- c 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.
- d Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
Jean Jacques Rousseau - → 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.
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.
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.