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German 250/CWL 250/Engl 267 (Remember: All questions are intended to help you reflect on course materials and should be considered;  the length of specific questions has no direct relation to how long your homework response should be.  The questions are intended to prompt you from one or more points-of-view. For your weekly homework  responses, you do not have to address each sub-question. You must decide what question or part of the  question you’re most interested in and focus your  one-page  response accordingly .) Questions About  Plato ’s “The Image of the Cave” and  Kant ’s “What is Enlightenment?” Also  Grimms’ Tales  “The Juniper Tree,” “Little Red Cap”; Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood”; Anon.,  “The Wolf-King; or: Little Red-Riding-Hood: An Old Woman’s Tale”;  Tatar  3-38 (“Sex and Violence”);  Shattuck , “Foreword” from  Forbidden Knowledge   1.  Plato and Kant both connect a kind of moral virtue to the contemplation and clear understanding of the  world around us. How does this pursuit of understanding (knowledge) fit into the reading and re-writing  of Fairy Tales? –Particularly those of the Grimms? Could we characterize the allegory of Plato’s cave as 
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2009 for the course GER 250 taught by Professor Jenkins during the Fall '08 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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