After colonized people were more fully conscious of the native and foreign influences on
the development of their cultures, they could begin to develop fitting attitudes toward
both cultures and to learn how an amalgamation of all of their experiences cou
Professor Maura Harrington
3 December 2012
The Historical Significance of Hedda Gabler
Henrik Ibsen was a highly renowned playwright of the age of realism in the nineteenth
century who wrote many plays during this time tha
9 November 2012
Innes, Christopher. A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler. London:
Routledge, 2003. Print.
In this book Innes sets the play within its context, w
Many of La Fontaine's fables are essentially complex, nuanced, versified versions of Aesop's
fables. Through La Fontaine' s telling, these fables are granted new and complex meanings. La
Fontaine reveals a great deal about the social and intel
Do the views of Spengler or of Williams better reflect the world in their time period (1910-1920)?
Have the predictions or Spengler or of Williams proven to be more accurate?
Williams and Religion
Williams and "the Primitive"
Williams discussed primitive
Please post initial responses of 150 words each in two of the threads, and respond to a post in the thread
in which you did not post an initial response.
How does Achebes presentation of Igbo culture in TFA reflect ideas that he presents in NFV?
Verga Threaded Discussion
In her introduction to the Verga selection in our text, Sarah Lawall points out that verismo is not merely
documentation, and Vergas apparently objective descriptions also utilize selected details that have a
strong emotional imp
Voltaire Forum 1
In the beginning of Candide, and in particular, in Chapters 1-2, in what ways do the experiences of
the title character and his associates resemble those of the characters in the Creation story and the
Fall in Genesis? For what reasons mi
In French, the title of this novella is Candide; ou lOptimisme (translation: Candide, or
Optimism). Why do you think the novella is known today as Candide, rather than
Optimism? What role does the philosophy of optimism have in the novella? Select one
Although both writers reach their conclusions through their reasoning abilities and by developing
ideas from their observations of the interactions of creatures, human and otherwise, they come
to strikingly different conclusions. In the readings that you
Discuss the similarities and differences between the relationship of Faust and Gretchen
and the relationship of Candide and Cunegonde. Why are these similarities and
differences significant? How do they reveal components of Enlightenment and Romantic
Select a passage of five to ten lines in length in which Faust reveals his attitude toward
reason. Include the quote and the citation. Explicate the quote: tell what it means, in
other words, and explain the significance of these ideas. How do these ideas
ENGL 2102 Great Books of the Western World II
Professor Maura Harrington
25 September 2012
A Romanticized Candide
Franois-Marie Arouet de Voltaires popular Enlightenment fiction Candide gets transformed
into a Romantic work in the following
Even in the beginning, we can see the distinct master/slave relationship between Clov and
Hamm, and the effect and desire isolation has on the two. The play begins with Clov, alone in a
bare room, contemplating a project that has nearly finished while he
Before completing this assignment, read pages 1491-1502.
Hedda Gabler was an example of a dramatic work in which the author works to present the trials of
contemporary life. Because of the medium of on-stage presentation, the stage and the actors can
Like the prose of the Romantic movement, the poetry shows a propensity to dwell on emotion,
the uncontrollable power of nature, nostalgia, the spirit, and subjectivity. After youve read the
poems listed below, please respond to the following prompt.
For this assignment, please read "Dada-Surrealist Poetry" on pages 2055-57 and the
following short works in the text:
Dada Manifesto 1918 selection by Tristan Tzara page 2061
"Anna Blume" by Kurt Schwitters page 2058
"Woman in Love" by Paul luard page 205
Concomitant with Realistic artists' interest in the world around them was increased intensity in
scientific and philosophical inquiry into the nature of man. The ideas that thinkers such as
Darwin and Nietzsche developed were new, and their effect
Before participating in this threaded discussion, finish reading Douglass' Narrative.
You should post at least once in each of the threads that I have started. Start threads of
your own, too, if you see fit. Ask questions, answer questions, but above all,
Although, like Candide, Douglass' Narrative is a story of the development from boyhood
to manhood, there are some notable differences in emphasis in the two works. While
Candide's style is detached and the work is focused on satire, Douglass' Narrative is
For this discussion, assume the persona and mindset of Sigmund Freud! Writing in the first
person as Freud and using some of your (his) ideas expressed in the readings for today's class,
explain the underlying causes for a certain particular problem in th
What attitude toward the Easter Rising do you think Yeats is expressing in this poem? You
might use one particular image in the poem to support your argument.
What is it but nightfall? / No, no, not night but death; / Was it needless death after all