5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- What are the pros to "be true to your own self?"
- Rousseau proclaims -
- In the Romanticism, individual fulfillment is the focus.
- 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 puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good.
- a 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.
- b 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.
- c Other cultures have more community focus and orientation than a Western culture.
- d Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.
- e 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.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- 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.
- Rousseau also may use it and say, "Here's everything I've done, good or bad."
- Augustine vs. Rousseau - Augustine views his life experience as something that's important to look back on.
- 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 True/False questions
In his presentation of himself, does Rousseau insist on his uniqueness or his commonness? → He insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
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.
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.
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.
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.