Friday, February 17, 2017

European Literature 2/17/17

Homework/Important information in red
Student commentary in blue
Notes in black
All quotes, unless otherwise noted, are Stewart's
Vocabulary in green
Stewart Recommends in purple

Read Chapters 4-5 for Tuesday

Two Quizzes on Tuesday on what Stewart has said and Chapter 5

Lots of kinds of alienation: personal, societal, etc.
Personal alienation is when represses the darker parts of oneself
The last episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars "Sacrifice" deals with this concept. You can find it on Netflix. Highly recommended by the resident Star Wars nerd.
Myth and Reality by Mircea Eliade talks about how we have to separate time into special time and regular time. Christmas or Hanukkah or Ramadan, for example, feels different than the middle of January. 
Most people only experience a total rebirth of oneself once, during their growing up and puberty.
Do religious converts experience a total rebirth?
Wishing to go back to the past can rob one of present happiness
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald   
Naturalist philosophy postulates that the world is uncaring and cold to our existence.  
Emil integrates the darkness of Franz Kromer.
Confirmation takes place at roughly the same time as puberty to adopt one into the society as an adult. It could be interpreted as a way to integrate someone into the herd. 
Emil believes in coincidence during childhood but does not any longer. He believes in synchronicity.
Intentionality: the belief that subjectivity can influence the objective world
Down the Rabbit's Hole
What the Bleep Do We Know About Anything?    
Demian identifies with the thief that did not ask for salvation on the cross  
Integrity: Remaining true to oneself 
Integrity can also mean doing the right thing when no one is watching. This isn't existential integrity, but it is a sense of integrity. 
Commitment: Risk death to maintain integrity to authenticity 
The Unrepentant Theif is an example of existential commitment

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