Reading Analysis Sublime

Reading Analysis Sublime - Charlotte West FA 210 Tad Beck...

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Charlotte West FA 210, Tad Beck Reading Analysis: The Sublime 1. How is the white whale an element of the sublime for Ahab and Ishmael? 2. If you have no belief in the “Divine”, as Burke says, can you still experience the sublime? 3. Why must terror be an element of the sublime? What are the misconceptions of the term sublime in today’s society? Terror and the experience of the sublime go hand in hand. Burke states, “Whatever is in any sort terrible…is a source of the sublime.” The sublime is often used to describe objects or events that are awe-inspiring, impressive, or moving. It is the convergence of all emotions taking over the body, leaving you with an experience that you feel almost physically. In order for the aspect of all strong emotions to come into play, one must feel both happiness and fear – two of the strongest emotions a person can feel. Something can make you incredibly happy, but only if you are overcome so much by the immensity and power of that happiness that it becomes scary does that happiness transcend into the
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