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.
- 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
- Why is this story historically relevant?
- Rousseau - up until this point, we haven't had writing like Rousseau's Confessions. How did this work alter the course of history?
- a 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.
- 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 Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
- d 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.
- e Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
5 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- 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 True/False questions
How does Rousseau exemplify the dominant values of his time period? → 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.
Feeling is the primary vehicle of knowing in the Romanticism. → In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
What are the pros to "be true to your own self?" → Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
Rousseau believes that being brutally honest will save him. → 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.
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.