5 Written questions
5 Matching 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.
- 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.
- Authenticity - "I am me" in the romanticism.
- In the Enlightenment, men believed they could use reason and logic to discover universal principles. To Romanticism we switched over to the...
- Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good.
- a local/individual - Rousseau is almost the head of the romanticism.
- b Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- c 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.
- 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 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 Multiple choice questions
- 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.
- 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.
- Selfish, sinful. Heart is deceitful among all things - scripture says to have a healthy skepticism of yourself. Romantic writers don't have this viewpoint.
- Frankly, no one cares what you and I think. Rousseau is, but Rousseau supports idea.
- 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
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.
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.
Why is this story historically relevant? → 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.
Would you know whether today is important or not? You may guess that certain events are important or not. → Can learn from mistakes, be who God made you. Try to imitate Christ. Innocent. No two-face.