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LIT 2210 - Midterm
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Discourse to Colonialism: author
Discourse to Colonialism: what is colonialism?
the creation of borders and states
Discourse to Colonialism: main idea
Discourse to Colonialism: where is Cesaire from?
Discourse to Colonialism: colonialism =
- civilization (false) = thinkification
- dehumanizes the French
- decivilizes the people who want to do it and who it's against
Discourse to Colonialism: What is colonization?
using someone else's resources and labor for your own good
Discourse to Colonialism: relationship between colonialism and Hitler
- Hitler = no different from Colonialism
- Colonization teaches Europeans to be the way Hitler is
Don Quixote: main point
- doesn't understand difference between real and unreal
- reads too many romances (stories about rape)
- idealized versions of reality
Pope: main idea
- man's place in the universe and our understanding of it
- but we question God's plan
- no truths in this world
- striving to be perfect is why people are miserable
- man is perfect
- has endstops
wants to prove existence of God but 1st has to prove existence of himself
Descartes: if you have faith,
then you don't need an argument of the existence of God
Descartes: wants to prove...
ideal precedes object
"I think, therefore, I am"
"Modest Proposal" (eating babies)
Swift: what is a "Modest Proposal" written as?
Swift: "Modest Proposal" is satire...
about situation (not character)
Swift: "Modest Proposal": his satire is more _____, and Byron's writing is more _____
Swift: "Modest Proposal": identify passages about
- slave coast
- member of Ebos ethnic group
- from Benin (modern day Nigeria)
Olaudah Equiano: standards of the genre
- conversion to Christianity
- learning to read and write
De Las Casas:
"Devastation of the Indies"
De Las Casas: "Devastation of the Indies": vulgar
- killing babies
- burning people
De Las Casas: "Devastation of the Indies": primary Caribbean ethnic groups exterminated by Columbus
De Las Casas: "Devastation of the Indies": Hatui
basket down river
Rousseau: "Confessions": construction of a self through...
him remembering bad/embarrassing details throughout his life
Rousseau: "Confessions": 8yrs. old
liked it when his teacher spanked him (realizing his sexuality)
Rousseau: "Confessions": if he is honest with himself,
then he has the ability to critique society
Rousseau: "Confessions": he loves
Harriet Jacobs: is an example of a...
slave narrative genre
"Life of a Slave Girl" (hiding for 7 yrs, etc.)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: is what kind of writing?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: what are the passages read?
- "The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point
- "Musical Instrument"
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: what is significant about her as a person?
writing about slaves even though she is white and not black
"Childe Harold" (poetry)
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