5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- 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.
- Greek Narcissus - fell in love with his reflection. Fell into the lake and drowned. Intense, self absorbed focus.
- What is narcissism? How does Rousseau express the narcissistic side of 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.
- Rousseau puts the imagination to the forefront. He says its good.
- a Rousseau says that the feelings are of the type one needs to fully engage in.
- b What are Rousseau's new moral assumptions? Happiness equals moral achievement. He believed that the individual should be completely honest, he holds beliefs in self-knowledge (intrapersonal examination), and feelings are important.
- c 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.
- 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 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.
- Section on individualism. Nature. Read.
- Selfish, sinful. Heart is deceitful among all things - scripture says to have a healthy skepticism of yourself. Romantic writers don't have this viewpoint.
- 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 insists on his uniqueness: "I am made unlike any one I have ever met..." (497).
5 True/False questions
Feeling is the primary vehicle of knowing in the Romanticism. → In the Enlightenment, there is reason = knowledge. In the Enlightenment we have the community.
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.
Rousseau proclaims - → 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.
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.
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.