5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus.
- 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.
- Would you know whether today is important or not? You may guess that certain events are important or not.
- In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness?
- Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history?
- a Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- b Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
- c He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
- d 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.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
- 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.
- 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.
5 True/False questions
Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good. → 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.
In the Enlightenment, men believed they could use reason and logic to discover universal principles. To Romanticism we switched over to the... → local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.
Rousseau proclaims - → 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. → Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.