Hum 5 Lee 2 - Humanities 5 Professor John Hoon Lee Spring...

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Humanities 5 Professor John Hoon Lee Spring 2009 Final Humanities Writing Assignment!!!! 1. Kafka, Wagner, Eliot, and Freud seem to offer a bleak view of human experience in Western society. Do these works offer the possibility of escaping human suffering, or even achieving happiness? What is the relation between civilization and human happiness? Does civilization inherently prevent happiness? Using two of the four authors mentioned above, write a thesis-based essay in which you compare or contrast the authors’ views on what happiness might be. 2. “There has never been a time in which I have been convinced from within myself that I am alive. You see, I have only such a fugitive awareness of things around me that I always feel they were once real and are now fleeting away. I have a constant longing, my dear sir, to catch a glimpse of things as they may have been before they show themselves to me.” Conversation with the Supplicant , pg. 14 We have seen diverse views on the concept of alienation. In fact, every one of our
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