Kierkegaard lecture 4

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Course 4 Tragic hero / knight of infinite resignation / knight of faith
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Iphigenia’s sacrifice
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Jephtah’s sacrifice
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Brutus’ sons
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The tragic hero’s actions Agamemnon sacrifices Iphigenia to the gods, in exchange for a favorable wind that will offer him the success in the Trojan war Jephtah: promised to sacrifice whatever encounters him first on his way home after the Israelits’ victory against the Ammonites Brutus condemned his sons to death after he found out that they plotted for the Restoration of the Tarquinian monarchy, conspiring against Roman freedom
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The tragic hero “I think myself into the hero; I cannot think myself into Abraham. When I reach that height I fall down since what is offered to me is a paradox” (p. 27) “If I then in the capacity of tragic hero … were summoned to such an extraordinary royal progression as the one to Mount Moriah, I know very well what I would have done…The moment I mounted the horse I would
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