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ENG 2340 - Exam 1

World Literature 1600 + /Texas State

QuestionAnswer
VOLK People. ethnicity/importance of specific social group. Reaction to Enlightenment. Individual nations/people. NATIONALISM.
ROUSSEAU'S VALUES Freedom, unique human goodness, TRUTH about himself, what is INSIDE, imagination not logic
Tintern Abbey V. Ode on Intimations of Immortality Wordsworth themes: LYRIC poet, tells his OWN STORY, no personas. Tinturn: nature, past, growing up; something lost/something gainedOde: bittersweet past, less optImistic than tinturn abbey, we lose something vital
ROMANTICISM CONTRADICTIONS Full of (inconsistant) EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS, NOT LOGIC/RATIONAL THOUGHT. negative capability fits here.
BLAKE & RELIGION Old Testament God, considered himself a Christian, logic was "immoral," God lives within people, Jesus = imagination, visionary.Thought people didn't use their imaginations enough...when you use them, you become closer to God.
BLAKE IS UNLIKE OTHER ROMANTICS...WHY? Used PERSONAS/MASKS. Used PERSPECTIVISM - (opposite of a LYRIC poet) speakers in his poems take on persona more than himself, while other poets discussed their own objectives.
BLAKE IS LIKE OTHER ROMANTICS...HOW? Looks to the PAST, NATURE, PASTORAL, focus on VOLK England. Anti-enlightenment. Worshipped imagination.
NEGATIVE CAPABILITY...WHO WAS A PROPONENT OF THIS? A Romantic contradiction...man is capable of not-knowing/not caring; being OK w/ uncertainty w/o reaching for fact. KEATS!! Opposite of logical reasoning
KEATS = "ULTIMATE ROMANTIC POET"...WHY? GAVE UP EVERYTHING: MED SCHOOL, MARRIAGE FOR POETRY. DISCUSSED DEATH, DYING.
La Belle Dame Sans Merci VS. Keats’ other poems NOT A LYRIC POEM. USES PERSONA.
DICKINSON A ROMANTIC POET...WHY? DEATH/NATURE THEMES. SPEAKS FROM INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCE, PERSPECTIVE.
DICKINSON DIFFERENT FROM HER FAMILY...HOW? WAS NOT A BORN-AGAIN CALVANIST.
WHICH ROMANTIC POETS WERE LYRIC POETS? WHY?(3) WORDSWORTH/KEATS/DICKENSON. SPOKE RE: PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, BUT NOT ALL ARE LYRIC POEMS (SEE KEATS #10)
WHICH POETS WEAR MASKS/AREN'T LYRIC POETS? WHY? BLAKE, RAMBAUD
HEART OF DARKNESS = PROBLEMATIC...WHY? ANTI-IMPERIALISM, BUT ALSO RACIST. CRITICIZES BUT ALSO PARTICIPATES.
IMPERIALISM COMBINATION OF COMMERCIAL INTERESTS AND MILITARY POWER WORKING TOGETHER IN A COONIZED COUNTRY FOR MONETARY GAIN.
Bureaucratization of Evil STATE-SANCTIONED EVIL, DISCUSSED IN ADMINISTRATIVE/OFFICE MANAGER-TYPE WAY. DETACHED DISCUSSION OF OPPRESSION. JUSTIFICATION.
WHY WAS THE COMPANY CRITICAL OF KURTZ? STOPPED BEING PROFITABLE.
EXPLAIN HD STRUCTURE FRAMED STORY. NARRATOR TELLS MARLOW'S STORY, MARLOW TELLS NARRATOR HIS KURTZ/CONGO STORY.
Marlow AND MAPS BLANK SPACES...FREE OF CIVILIZED RULES -- ONLY B/C EUROPEANS DIDN'T RECOGNIZE AFRICAN CIVILIZATION.
KURTZ = SYMBOLIC OF WHAT, IN A WIDER SENSE? EUROPE. SELF INTEREST. IMPERIALISM.
"White Man’s Burden" an excuse for Colonialism...HOW? "NEED" TO BRING "CIVILIZATION" TO PEOPLE W/O IT, TO THE "DARK" PLACES IN AFRICA. . .BUT AGAIN, ONLY B/C EUROPEANS DIDN'T SEE AFRICA AS CIVILIZED.
KURTZ: "THE HORROR" HE "LEFT EUROPE" FOR CONGO CULTURE. MARLOW THOUGHT HE WAS EXPRESSING REMORSE FOR HIS ACTIONS
MAROLOW ADMIRES KURTZ...WHY? 1. HE THOUGHT JURTZ WAS REMORSEFUL ON HIS DEATH BED 2. FOR BELIEVING IN SOMETHING3. KURTZ'S INNATE LEADERSHIP CHARACTERISTICS
MARLOW ABSOLUTELY HATES...WHAT? WHY IS THIS IRONIC AT THE END? LIARS!!! BUT YET, HE LIES TO KURTZ'S INTENDED ABOUT WHAT HIS LAST WORDS WERE. HE TOLD HER HER NAME WAS LAST ON HIS LIPS. THIS PLAYS INTO #26...WOMEN ARE PORTRAYED AS SHELTERED/NEEDED TO BE PROTECTED FROM THE UGLIES OF THE WORLD.
WOMEN IN HD SHELTERED, OUT OF TOUCH, NAIVE. SEXIST!!!
ACHEBE RE: Conrad’s depiction of the language of the people of the Congo 1. "ANIMAL BABBLINGS," DID NOT RECOGNIZE NATIVE'S SPEECH AS A LANGUAGE.2. ONLY SHOWS CONGO NATIVES SPEAKING 2X: 1) KURTZ'S DEATH, 2) RE: CANNIBALISM
TOLSTOY UNIQUE CHRISTIAN BELIEFS REJECTED RELIGION'S MYSTICAL ELEMENTS - DIDN'T BELIEV IN AFTERLIFE.BELIEVED IN BARE-BONES CHRISTIANITY, AND WAS EXCOMMUNICATED FOR ANTI-ROYALIST WRITINGSADVOCATED CELIBACY WITHIN MARRIAGE
Hadji Murad classic literary hero...HOW? CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO TYRANTS, FORGES OWN WOLD HAS COURAGE, TOLERANCE,UNDERSTANDING,LOYALTY,PHYS. BILITIES,DRIVE,POLITICALLY SAVVY. STUCK BTWN ROCK AND HARD PLACE DIDN'T SURRENDER WHEN FACING CERTAIN DEATH LIKE ODYSSEUS-WANTED TO SEE FAMILY, BUT COULDN'T.
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