Thursday, October 26, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Honors 9 Notes for Tuesday Romeo and Juliet are moving too quickly, they are being too rash since they had just met each other that same day. Their tragic flaw is that they act too rashly. They’re going to get married within 24 hours of meeting each other. Plus, Romeo is freaking stalker, and Juliet likes that Romeo is a stalker! Bunch of freaks. No wonder it isn’t going to end well. Juliet is really young, so maybe that plays a part in their rashness. Her brain isn’t fully developed yet. Rashness causes them to take their own lives. Romeo should’ve just waited for a matter of seconds and he could’ve saved his own life, and Juliet probably wouldn’t have killed herself either. External conflict question- can they keep their marriage? No, because they both fricken’ kill themselves. Internal conflict question- can they overcome their rashness? No, because the dumbos marry each other within a day of meeting. The friar thinks that Romeo is a player, but he agrees to marry them because he thinks that the feud between the families will end.
Monday, October 23, 2017
English 9 Honors – 10/23/17 Homework: • Study drama vocab • Complete: Act II vocab sheet • Read: Act II • Complete: Act V study guide Romeo and Juliet Notes: • Feud between families Capulet’s (Juliet’s family) and Montague’s (Romeos family) • Rosaline is described by Romeo as beautiful and he basically gets rejected by Rosaline and being sad runs into the woods to avoid conversation with Benvolio • Juliet is almost 14 and is being pressured by her dad to get married to Paris who is related to the prince so he’s expected to have money. • All children of Juliet’s dad (Lord Capulet) died except for her so her dad wants the absolute best for her • The nurse and Juliet are very close because she remembers when Juliet was a child and cared for her more than her mom; Juliet’s mom and her have a very distant relationship (Her mom cannot even remember her birthday!) • Benvolio thinks Romeo should go to the ball thrown by the Capulet’s to check out other ladies and get over Rosaline • Romeo has a feeling that something bad will happen that will result in something worse in the future • Symbolism example: Mercury was the messenger gods and they were very witty. That’s where Mercutio got his name because he is witty and a loyal friend. • Tybalt; Juliet’s cousin, is described as hot-headed and gets really into the feud between the two families. He describes Romeo as a villain and says • At the end of Act 1 Romeo and Juliet discover they are in love and confess their love to one another. Juliet says “my only love sprung from my only hate” she’s basically saying her one true love is of the Montague family. She claims she fell in love with him before she realized he was of the enemy. • Paradox- Statement that contradicts itself but is none the less true • Why is Rosaline in the play at all? A: She is a “foil” (very important) a foil is a secondary character that is there to point out something about the main character. In this case Rosaline is there to point out something about Romeo, but what? • Romeo and Juliet have a tragic flaw; they act too rationally.
Euro Lit Homework: Read Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics Book I European Literature Notes 10/23 Summum bonom: “the last good”, the bottom line Who cares what reality is if it does not help you lead a better life? The summum bonom of Aristotle is happiness The key to success, according to Aristotle, is to always strive for excellence until it is a habit that then becomes part of your character good luck is always circling the same people Meden Agan: meet in the middle Aristotle (an idealist): His philosophy is about motion First one that is truly systematic: has books about metaphysics, ethics, politics, poetic etc. Philosophy is supposed to explain the things of the world but you put them outside themselves; therefore, it explains nothing What is the relation of these things? Why do we need the things when the ideas are the essence of reality? Why do these things change when they are only inferior copies? Why does the universe have change and motion? Has “The Third Man” problem: never explains anything because it is infinite Believes in putting the essence of the universe outside the thing: the universal in the particular (you have to have both), but it cannot be the other way around ex. gold: it is soft, heavy, yellow. If you take away the softness, the heaviness, or the yellowness, you have no gold. And vice versa, if you have no gold then you have no softness, heaviness, or yellowness. The truth for one person is relative to an individual and their circumstances ex. A smaller person may need to eat less than a larger person. But, if the small person is working all day and the big one is sitting around, the small one may need to eat more. Cosmological chain of being (Higherarchical): #3: inanimate things #2: animate things #1: the 1st cause, or the unmoved mover, or God What started things? What is the “Unmoved mover”? Aristotle’s 4 causes (reasons) Material (a formless blob, but still with some universality to it) Efficient (Activation energy, what sculpts the blob into a form) Form (The form that the blob takes) The final cause (defining cause) which is last in causation, but first in ideas. You must have the teleological end, the idea, the ideal, the form, of what you intend to make before you set to work making it But what, then, about the efficient cause? What explains motion? Actualization of the potential The entire universe is moving from the specific to the universal, and is moving towards God, pure actualization, pure reason, ideas God is what the universe is trying to move towards, pure ideas, but we will never achieve it because of the necessity of the universality in the particular According to Aristotle, which comes first, the acorn or the oak tree? The oak, because the oak is the actualization of the acorn’s potential, and, logically, precedes the acorn The efficient cause is trying to achieve the actualization of the final cause, the idea Aristotle died of stomach disease (according to Wikipedia) He was Plato’s student Plato believes in appearances and illusions, but they are only inferior copies of the forms/ideas, the ideas are the real essential reality Plato’s philosophy is static Nothing in excess, and that leads to happiness, and everything is an absolute The truth for one person is relative to an individual and their circumstances Quote of the day: “Do everything poetically [...] If you are a crew member, do it poetically.”