Class_Notes_april_9_2008

Class_Notes_april_9_2008 - Roxanne Unger Lit Hum Notes...

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Roxanne Unger Lit Hum Notes 4/9/08 Pride and Prejudice (Wrap Up) - Elizabeth’s gratitude: places her in a sort of unflattering light; goes against her character (?) - Gratitude humbles Elizabeth (?) - Interesting on historical level: certain things cannot be communicated in public, need to be said through a letter Crime - Line between public and private is blurred - Background: o 12 th -15 th centuries, Russia is isolated by dominating Monguls o doesn’t encounter enlightenment, Renaissance or anything in the same way (different sort of background) o 18 th century, Peter the Great joins Russia w/Europe; divided Russia (upper class = super well educated, lower class = retains old ways) o Dostoevesky is around the middle class; rebellious student of sorts; almost put to death; pardoned @ last minute o Ideas: egoistic individualism can solve problems; rationalism can solve all problems; glorification of the people that can create a future of perfection; nihilism (individual superior to society)
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HUMA C1002 taught by Professor Irwin during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.

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