Sartre notes - Sartre Nausea Narrator Roquetin spends his time writing a biography about Marquis de Rollebon(had exception life rise to power Novel

Sartre notes - Sartre Nausea Narrator Roquetin spends his...

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Sartre: Nausea: Narrator: Roquetin, spends his time writing a biography about Marquis de Rollebon (had exception life, rise to power) - Novel opens with R trying to understand a change (exact nat of it) that has affected his exp - Couldn’t describe it - Diff strategy: how nausea first arose, nothing remarkable - Story of rock in ocean (over come with disgust) - Perception of regularity and order returns him to himself, curing him - Nausea: seems to result from a failure to find order/meaning - Next day: nausea returns: description of perception (door knob…) - Ordinary things: unfamiliar, threatening -> loosing ordinary classification, categorization of objects - Few years ago: job proposition, awakening - Reflects on the point of the life he’s been living, and finds it all to be arbitrary and boring -> returns to France - Worries this is going to reoccur out of the nausea, meaningless - - Reasons for giving up: things are entirely what they appear to be, behind them there are nothing, the past doesn’t exist (p96) the meaning of the past is not constrained by the past. He is dependent on the idea of finding meaning in someone else’s life. (historical events do not dictate any interpretation) - Adventures: - STM: def: out of the ordinary w/out nec being extraordinary. - R rejects this, reflects on what it could - (37) diff between the way events occur irl and in books - descriptions in books has certain purpose “you know Smthg is going to happen” = “real beginning” - if life were like a novel every moment would be precious (38) - link to jazz song: seq of events occurred in a meaningful whole like in the song ( determinism, greater end goal, greater power?) - what bothers him: the prospect of adventures are impossible dreams - “you have to choose live or tell” to try to live a story is to stop living, events come to an end when we think of them in a narrative manner - problematic: (39): as soon as he starts reflecting on it spoils everything specia about the events - “I wanted… the tail” (40) - Why adventure = opp nausea - (p 54-56) feeling of nat isn’t about nat of content of events but their form, events do not have links, (not intrinsic) but one can give/imposes form 1
- // N: art analogy, interpretation/ form is coming from you, - sol: achieve some way o imposing meaning on meaningless events? - “Perfect moments” almost novelistic, picturesque. She wants him to behave how someone ought to. R can’t see what she wants him to do, recognize what she wants to happen - reunion in Paris: realization that there are no perfect moments (144) - she thinks she has outlived herself, incapable of passion -> passionless - describes experiencing Smthg like nausea, sense of disgust (145) - def perfect mom: privileged sit, rare precious sit, demands precise resp (148 -

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