The art of reading masterpieces
Written by Park Kyung-seo/ Published by Open Books/ July 15, 2021
Table of Contents
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The first part of the literature reflects the times
Chapter 1. The Roots of Rationalism and Emotionalism
Chapter 2 Realization First or Fun First:
Plato v. Aristotle
Chapter 3 The World Born from Discontent with Reality:
"Utopia" by Thomas More
to do a second part of the literature
Chapter 4, Classicalism, Literature, is about steadily building a life:
Alexander Pope's "The Silent Life"
Chapter 5, Romanticism, Poetry, a natural eruption of powerful emotions:
"Rainbow" by William Wordsworth
Chapter 6 Realism, Open Your Eyes to Reality:
"Gorio Inspiration" by Honored de Balzac
The third part of the literature knows about life
Chapter 7 Struggle not to be snobbery:
Charles Dickens' The Great Legacy
Chapter 8 The fight between rational judgment and emotional attraction:
"Sadness of the Young Werther" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CHAPTER IX A man in a state of numbness who has no ambition for love, marriage, or promotion:
The Stranger by Albert Camus
CHAPTER 10 UNSURE OF COMMODITY:
Transformation by Franz Kafka
Chapter 11 Humans have the power to overcome any situation:
Ernest Hemingway's Old Man and the Sea
Chapter 12 When you have no choice but to abandon pure love and choose a comfortable reality:
The Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Chapter 13 Can I Make Life My Way:
"Tes" by Thomas Hardy
CHAPTER 14 A realist obsessed with money and a man of romance:
Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
Chapter 15, Free from all restraint, set out on the path of the soul:
James Joyce's Portrait of a Young Artist
Chapter 16 Mumblings to Live Without Trauma:
The Fifth Slaughter by Kurt Vonniger
Chapter 17, A word to overcome the helplessness of life, Amorphati:
Friedrich Nietzsche's Zarathustra Said This
Chapter 18 Let's console each other's pain and frustration:
"Greek Zorba" by Nikos Kazantzakis
a search for human life
Characteristics of Hellenism
1. We value individuals. It aims for human-centered thinking and is based on a humanistic worldview.
2. He strives to pursue truth. In particular, he strives to see things objectively by emphasizing reason.
3. Love art. During the Hellenistic period, Greek people sought beauty based on reason. In expression style, beauty based on harmony, unity, and balance was seen as true beauty.
Characteristics of Hebrism
1. he strives to make religious efforts based on the ideal world.
2. It takes the perspective of Shin Bon-ju based on the afterlife-oriented and ideal values.
3. It calls for absolute obedience to God instead of human liberalism.
4. The afterlife is more important than life in this world.
5. Philosophical ideas led to medieval grant philosophy and scholar philosophy.