HW12 due 10/27 (10/28 for 12G): Nausea and Extra Credit

1. Nausea–Read and annotate up to p. 116

Some key lines and scenes:

Only M. de Rollebon had just died for the second time. (96)
M. de Rollebon was my partner; he needed me in order to exist and I needed him so as not to feel my existence. (98)
I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire. (100)
I do not think, therefore I am a mustache. (101)

The observation of the young couple (107)
The conversation between the Self-Taught Man and Roquentin (108-116)

2. Class Forum–Remember, responses are due by midnight the day before class. Also, be sure to bring in a printed copy of your response.

3. EXTRA CREDIT! This is a creative VISUAL extra credit assignment.  This image or series of images should tell a story (a story that is connected to one of the themes below).  Each image should include a pithy existential narrative no more than 50 words in length (preferably closer to 30). If you think of all that we have read and discussed thus far and consider the scope of your theme, you can really get funky with this assignment!   Your visual must capture the essence of your theme!  The color of absence of color in the image is completely up to you.  All creative decisions are yours!  Just capture one of the existential themes below!  Feel free to connect your visual to a text read thus far in the term if you would like. The final submission will be scored based upon creative ingenuity and thematic relevance! Here you will see a sampling of past creative visuals submitted for this course. DUE NOVEMBER 7! 

The Individual in industrialized society
Faith and Existentialism (Anguish and Fear)
Atheistic Existentialism (Nothingness, despair, and suffering)
Authenticity and Bad Faith
Alienation and Absurdity
Personal Freedom (Individual Subjectivity)
Death and existence

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