New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Humanities in the Modern World

by: Ms. June Rohan

Humanities in the Modern World HUM 212

Marketplace > Murray State University > Humanities > HUM 212 > Humanities in the Modern World
Ms. June Rohan
GPA 3.81

Kelly Paul

Almost Ready


These notes were just uploaded, and will be ready to view shortly.

Purchase these notes here, or revisit this page.

Either way, we'll remind you when they're ready :)

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Kelly Paul
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Course

Popular in Humanities

This 6 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ms. June Rohan on Thursday October 15, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to HUM 212 at Murray State University taught by Kelly Paul in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 57 views. For similar materials see /class/223607/hum-212-murray-state-university in Humanities at Murray State University.


Reviews for Humanities in the Modern World


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 10/15/15
FINAL EXAM THIRD UNIT STUDY GUIDE Terms 0 Romantic Period 7 a complex artistic literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18Lh century in Europe 0 Absurd 7the clash between the human tendency to seek some inherent meaning in the universe and the impossibility of nding any 0 Angst 7 dreadanxiety negative feeling arising from freedom and responsibility 0 Byronic Hero 7 a hero with a tragic aw o Existentialism 7 modern man s con ict with selfownership and awareness existence before essence o Anaphora 7 a repetition used for effect often found in poetry 0 Utopia 7 an ideal community society 0 Joycean Epiphany 7 exposes illusion and reveals reality that disrupts what one considers as truth 0 Deontology7 ignores consequences when considering right and wrong focuses on the act 9Kant s theory 0 Consequentialism 7 divides right and wrong based on outcome 0 Magical Realism 7 mystical elements blended with a realistic atmosphere 0 Ethics 7 the philosophical study of a moral action 0 Political Allegory 7 characters represent things to convey a political message Characteristics of Modernist Literature 1 Breakdown of Norms 2 Disillusionment 3 Product of metropolis 4 Dislocation of meaning and sense from its original context 5 Rejection of history and the substitution of a mythological past 6 Valorization of the despairing individual in an unmanageable future 7 Overwhelming technological changes of the 201h century James Joyce After the Race What is Jimmy s epiphany and when does he have it As the sun comes up he realizes that not only has he run out of time but he will also never be truly a part of this group James Joyce Araby What is the young boy s epiphany and when does he have it As he s looking up into the darkness at the very end he realizes that not only has he failed in his search for the perfect gift but also that he has failed in his search for some sort of higher power he is completely alone James Joyce Eveline What is Eveline s epiphany and when does she have it When she s about to get on the boat and suddenly can t she has realized that mentally she will never be free from her family and the obligations that are associated with those people lVIill s Utilitarianism l Utilitarianism is a theory based on the principle that actions are right in proportion to their tendency to promote happiness and wrong as they produce pain or displeasure 2 Mill de nes happiness as pleasure and the absence of pain 3 Mill argues that happiness is the sole basis of morality and that people never desire anything but happiness 4 Mill argues that this unrecognized standard is the principle of utility the greatest happiness principle Shirley Jackson s The Lottery The villagers do not even know why they continue to do the lottery except that it s tradition What does this say about them They are avoiding the struggle to make their own decisions They aren t enlightened because they refuse to question if this is the right way of doing things LeGuin s Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas Why are people unable to accept happiness Because pain and evil are exempli ed by those a1tistic people who feel that those things are interesting Why do the few people who choose to leave Omelas do so They are enlightened They understand that this is wrong and are searching for a place where people would not accept this cruelty to one for the greater good Seamus Heaney s Punishment How does Heaney deal with the concept of a scapegoat The speaker s viewpoint and admittance that his silence is as hurtful as a cast stone are what really make the woman a scapegoat It is even suggested that perhaps the speaker and those damning her have participated in such activity but they choose to punish her alone instead of everyone Immanuel Kant 3 Categorical Imperatives 1 Every action must have universality 2 Every human being must be treated as an end not a means to an end 3 Always behave as though you have the moral authority of the universe Barbara Neely Spilled Salt The spilled salt can represent several things What are some of them Tears a mistake bad luck Why did the mother leave the son She couldn t accept what he had done She kept trying to gure out what she had done wrong and couldn t match the image of her little boy with this heinous act Allende And of Clay are we Created What does the title mean We are molded like clay by the experiences in our lives What is the function of the president in this story It points out that those who can do something in this world generally don t and those who want to generally can t Edgar Allan Poe Annabelle Lee Why does the narrator blame heaven for the death of Annabelle Lee He says that the angels were coveting the love that they shared Sartre Existentialism is a Humanism What does this mean Basically because eXistentialism focuses on humanity as a whole it is a form of humanism Albelt Camus The Guest Why doesn t Daru want to make the decision for the prisoner Because than he would be responsible for the consequences Frankenstein How are Walton and Frankenstein alike They are both driven by their thirst for knowledge What is the effect of Shelley s use of letters in the story It gives the reader an outside perspective to view Frankenstein s actions with and also a more realistic setting to see those same characteristics featured What is the quality of Victor that eventually leads to his downfall His obsession with knowledge and power is his hubris What is the signi cance of lightning throughout the story Not only does the lightning set an overall mood it also is a not to the lightning which first started Victor s journey to creating life Tim O Brien The Things They Carried How is weight signi cant in this story It is a metaphor for the burdens they carried What are the things they carried Literally they carried many different things but guratively they were carrying emotional baggage due to the effects of war Yusef Komunyakaa Facing It Why can t Komunyakaa walk away from the monument but the lady with the shimmering blouse can Since he was there in Vietnam Komunyakaa is sucked in by the wall into a vast array of old memories We Never Know What is significant about the speaker turning the dead soldier over It shows reverence and compassion for the fallen man He thinks the man deserves to face the sky Anne Bradstreet The Author of Her Book In what way is Bradstreet s poem like her child It is something which she created and which has parts of her but it is also something of which she now has no control To My Dear and Loving Husband Why did she write this poem In an obvious way she wrote it to tell her husband that she loved him but it also has hints of her questioning her religions strict rules Verses Upon the Burning of our House How does her inner con ict with religion show up in this poem It s as if she feels that she has done all the right things and cannot understand why she would be punished She also although she admits these possessions are God s seems to care a great deal about everything that she lost Sarah Orne Jeweett A White Heron How are Sylvia and the hunter alike and different They both clearly admire the animals but Sylvia loves them for their life and beauty while the hunter simply wants the trophy and the knowledge William Stafford Traveling Through the Dar The theme of this poem reiterates the con ict between what and what The needs of the many versus the needs of the one or few Elizabeth Bishop The Fish Why doesn t the sh ght back He s done with ghting He did that before but now he s accepted whatever fate is going to throw his way O Connor A Good Man is Hard to Find What is signi cant about the Grandmother s nal act of reaching out to touch the mis t s face She s too late This is O Connor pointing out that far too often people turn to God and prayer as a last resort when it really should be their first Good Country People Characters JoyHulga changes her name to something ugly for herself doesn t like it when her mother won t call her that name but doesn t like it when the other woman does Mrs Freeman is free in the sense that she is a servant not a slave but she is still trapped by her possessions Mrs Hopewell Hope all is well uniquely named daughters wants them to stand out but they re not very classy Manley Pointer phallic imagery


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Steve Martinelli UC Los Angeles

"There's no way I would have passed my Organic Chemistry class this semester without the notes and study guides I got from StudySoup."

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.