Humanities–May 5th

HW: Read pages 223-263 in Handmaid’s. We’ll be finishing the book by Thursday next

week.

Here is the self-knowledge questionnaire.

What we’re up to:

  • Turn in your Gender article–
  • Talk Handmaid’s Tale
  • Kierkegaard! Take the leap

Quote Response:

Which view of Faith do you think is closer to your own? Are there some things we should believe without being able to rationally prove?

Ok, first, let’s take a look at your Gender essays! Drop them into turnitin.com.

Next, let’s talk Handmaid’s Tale. We’ll look at Jezebel and answer a few questions about what Ofglen is up to.

I’d like to look at some examples of Jezebel in art.

Finally, let’s continue with existentialism…now with Kierkegaard!

Important Concepts:

  • Meaningless of Life (Angst)
  • Either/Or
  • Impossibility of Happiness
  • Leap of Faith

 

What do you think of this excerpt from Either/Or?

An Ecstatic Discourse
Marry, and you will regret it. Do not marry, and you will also regret it. Marry or do not marry, you will regret it either way. lIS Whether you marry or you do not marry, you will regret it either way. Laugh at the stupidities of the world, and you will regret it; weep over them, and you will also regret it. Laugh at the stupidities of the world or weep over them, you will regret it either way. Whether you laugh at the stupidities of the world or you weep over them, you will regret it either way. Trust a girl, and you will regret it. Do not trust her, and you will also regret it. Trust a girl or do not trust her, you will regret it either way. Whether you trust a girl or do not trust her, you will regret it either way. Hang yourself, and you will regret it. Do not hang yourself, and you will also regret it. Hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret it either way. Whether you hang yourself or do not hang yourself, you will regret it either way. This, gentlemen, is the quintessence of all the wisdom of life.

Extra: See this “squashed” version of the philosopher.

OR…The Existential Comic version…

Towards what teleological end? Delivering stone cold one-liners of course.

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