AP English III Light in August- Brainstorming: [Stream of consciousness] LIMBO: Topics: Believing v Truth What is truth? Only fact. There is never a truth if you don’t believe it. [Sight comes after everything else—feeling makes facts]- pg 484- “That you must hear, feel: then you see” - BELIEIVING is the only thing that’s relevant—without belief there would be no truth because people have to believe the truth in order for it to be important - What you believe is the only thing that matters; truth is irrelevant, so is fact it is belief that is the driving force, the deciding factor, the only thing of relevance in life - Comment on religion- people believe not to explain fact or tell the truth but to negate fact/truth because of their irrelevance in life 1. Pg 484- truth isn’t about fact but about believing—“lest paradoxical truth outrage itself”; “It’s too fine to doubt”; “Because fact cannot stand with it” - Pg 489- truth only lies in the eye of the ‘beholder’ – “is that true…could that have been true?” - Can choose what to believe on page 490 - “I do not want to think this. I must not think this. I dare not think this” I. Different universes a. Everyone lives in their own world 441-“passing one another as though on opposite orbits and with an effect as of phantoms or apparitions” b. In limbo because nobody will reach either understanding or misunderstanding because it’s impossible to understand what you are not a part of or living or thinking just as its impossible to misunderstand something you will never be exposed to- different universes c. God in creating man- experiment to see if the universes of our minds could co-exist together d. Experiment doesn’t have a solution/conclusion e. We have free will within the extent of or own personal mind universe which God created (so basically only that free will which omnipotent figure permits us to have) f.