Formulate, express, and support individual perspectives on diverse works and issues.
You will act as a critic for some of the main subjects covered in the humanities. You will conduct a series of short, evaluative critiques of film, philosophy, literature, music, and myth. You will respond to five different prompts, and each response should include an analysis of the topics using terminology unique to that subject area and should include an evaluation as to why the topic stands the test of time. The five prompts are as follows:
1: Choose a film and offer an analysis of why it is an important film, and discuss it in terms of film as art. Your response should be more than a summary of the film.
2: Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love.
3: Compare and contrast the two poems below:
I find no peace, and all my war is done;
I fear and hope, I burn and freeze likewise
I fly above the wind, yet cannot rise;
And nought I have, yet all the world I seize on;
That looseth, nor locketh, holdeth me in prison, And holds me not, yet can I ’scape no wise;
Nor lets me live, nor die, at my devise,
And yet of death it giveth none occasion.
Without eyes I see, and without tongue I plain;
I wish to perish, yet I ask for health;
I love another, and yet I hate myself;
I feed in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain;
Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life,
And my delight is causer of my grief.
- After great pain a formal feeling comes—
The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
The stiff Heart questions—was it He that bore?
And yesterday—or centuries before?
The feet mechanical go round
A wooden way
Of ground or air or ought
A quartz contentment like a stone.
This is the hour of lead
Remembered if outlived
As freezing persons recollect
First chill, then stupor, then
The letting go
4: Compare and contrast these two pieces of music:
Beethoven’s Violin Romance No. 2Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag5: Explain in classical terms why a modern character is a hero. Choose from either Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Ender Wiggins.
Module 3 Humanities
Module 03 Analyzing Humanities.
Choose a film and offer an analysis of why it is an important film, and discuss it in terms of film as art. Your response should be more than a summary of the film.
I choose Forrest Gump. This masterpiece captures a movie story about romance, mentally challenged, and heartwarming character who catches the audience’s attention right away. It covers six different eras. The movie Forest Gump covers many social statements such as love, devotion to family, loyalty to others, determination, and a person’s character. These movie touches base on race relations with the black and white in the southern culture. As a viewer, you experience what it was like to live in the southern culture. His mother named him to prove we do things that do not make sense, which is contradictory to the southern culture and ideology. The differences in characters in this film remain very appealing. They shine light on the different aspects of history through the characters. Most critics base their opinion on the theme or entertainment of a film. Forest Gump gives out a positive message. Forest the character is a symbol of “good and bad.” Overall, the special effects of the historic scenes in the movie dramatize the actions of each character and scene.
Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we
fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love.
Plato would explain falling in love is having the best kind of friendship that lovers can have for each other. Plato is the most interested in same-sex relationships between an older and a younger man. He believes in the love by those who are more given to the body than to the soul. Plato explained the rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty come from Carnal attraction. The next step would be the love for the body and soul. The last step of falling in love is not being connected through the body but entirely with being itself. The role where the friend sees her or his duty as the provision of advice, encouragement, and comfort to the other person.
Aristotle is not nearly as interested in erotic love as he is in friendship. Aristotle believe any relationship had to be about something. The relationship between men and women are so natural. He believes men and women come together because they need and want each other. They need each other in order to have children and continue to brighten this world. You should love and understand what the goal of life is with you and your significant other. You should be united with a common goal. Aristotle wants you to wish good for others for their own sake, not yours.
Compare and Contrast the two poems
The first poem “Love Inconsistency” by Francisco Petrarch is about his struggles with love. He is confused about staying in the relationship and unsure of how he feels. “Without eyes I see; withough tongue I plain” is referring to not having the correct words to explain his feelings. I believe he is in love with a lady, but the lady does not feel the way towards him. He does not want to leave her because she gives him pleasure yet hurts him at the same time. Overall, he feels as if he needs to stay because of the pleasure, he is receiving makes him confused if it is worth leaving.
The second poem is by Emily Dickinson. She stated “After great pain a formal feeling comes” which refers to her hurting very badly. “The nerves ceremonious live tombs” refers to her feeling numb and as if nothing will ever change. I precieved she feels like she is not in control of her body when she states, “The feet mechanical go round A wooden way.” Her body is continuing to move but she does not feel that way. We have to go on with life even though we feel as if it is impossible. The statement “As freezing person recollects” would mean you are coming back to life even though you are in great pain. This poem is overall broader because it does not use “he” or “she.”
One similarty the two poems have; they are expressing pain. Another similarity would be that both poems end in positive moods. The first poem stated that he was confused he still received pleasure from the lady. The second poem mentioned that you can get love through the pain. One big difference I noticed is how personal the first poem is compared to the second. As I stated before the second poem is broader. The first poem uses “he,” “she,” or “I.” Overall, I think people can relate to these poems and it may help them that the poems end positively to remind them things do get better.
Compare and Contrast these two pieces of music.
Beetoven Violen Romance No.2 has sweet and innocent melodies that brings together the composer’s personal life. It is a classical music piece. It included lengthy trasnsiton between each section. It has a rich harmonic vocabulary. It has large leaps with descending scales afterwards. Beetoven uses a lot of the flat key by presenting the rondo theme.
Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag is very upbeat. It is whimsical, fun, and fun. I felt a very mature vibe thought while listening to it. The use of the low notes against the high notes creates a contrast about an adult borrowing a childhood moment. It is nice to hear the fast paced, quirky notes from the normal notes. It keeps the listener engaged and feeling young.
The similarities would be that they both have modern wave rides. The difference beteween them would be Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag has more of playful mood while Beetoven has more of a serious and slow melody. Beetoven is trying to present his personal life in his music while Scott Joplin wanted to wow his listeners to feeling young again.
Explain in classical terms why a modern character is a hero. Choose from either Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Ender Wiggins.
Luke Skywalker is a hero. Luke is the protagonist of the original trilogy, as well as a cameo character in Star Wars- Revenge of the Sith. He is identified with many reoccurring traits that many heroes have. He starts out by being a boy that has a conventional life. Luke is estranged from his natural parents and eventually wants to leave his adopted parents. He wants to become his own man. He gains a mentor who takes him on an adventure. Eventually, the mentor is removed, and he realizes he is a man and has the potential. He now leads and triumphs. He is considered odd in the ordinary world and possesses characteristics that make them bold and stand out. He is the principal character of a literacy work. Overall, he remains a hero in today’s modern world because of his long-lasting legacy in the Star Wars series.
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