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Huey 1 Kristan Huey 1 October 2017 PHIL 1301.WC1 Week 5 Writing AUGUSTINE A. Selected Passage Pg 266 “And what does the inner sight see? When it is awakened it is not at all able to look at the brilliance before it. So that the soul must be trained, first of all to look at beautiful ways of life then at beauty works, not those which the arts produce, but the works of men who have a name for goodness: then look at the souls of the men who produce the beautiful works. How then can you see a sort of beauty a good soul has? Go back into yourself and look; and if you do not see yourself beautiful, then, just as someone making a statue which has to be beautiful cuts away here and polishes there and makes one part smooth and clears another till he has given his statue a beautiful face, so you too must cut away any excess and straighten the crooked and clear the dark and make it bright, and never stop “working on your statue” till the divine glory of virtue shines out on you, till you see “self-mastery enthroned upon it’s holy seat.” B. Analysis (50 points) 1. The passage I chose, Porphyry is speaking of beauty and what it entails. The aim of the passage is make the reader find the beauty in themselves. Porphyry is trying to say that the reader is more beautiful than just the eye holds and wants the reader to find that
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Huey 2 beauty. There aren’t historical facts in my cited passage but there are at the beginning of
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