HW12 due 10/21 (10/22 for 12G): Nausea

1. Nausea–Read and annotate pp. 54-70.  While annotating focus on any questions you may have as well as continued development of previously discussed themes.

HW12 due 10/17: Nausea (and so it begins…)

1. Nausea–Read and annotate through p. 18. Keep the following in mind while annotating:

“The strangest thing is that I am not at all inclined to call myself insane, I clearly see that I am not: all these changes concern objects. At least, that is what I’d like to be sure of.” (2)

“Something has happened to me, I can’t doubt it any more.” (4)

Also keep in mind that this novel chronicles Roquentin’s existential illness and his road to understanding and “recovery.”

HW12 Due 11/18: Nausea and More…

1. Nausea Essay–This weekend you will begin laying the foundation for your essay (including thesis, relevant evidence, and relevant philosophical sources). You should do the following this weekend:

  • You should type out your thesis (but I also want to see your handwritten thesis process as well), the relevant illuminating evidence and your rationale for why you are using the philosophical sources.  Consider the following questions representing the two parts of your thesis:
    1. Your thesis’ argument–What is Sartre stating about the human condition (There are multiple possible answers to this question)? In answering this question, brainstorm a list of possible answers. Consider how these answers may be related to one another. This ultimately becomes your argument.
    2. Now consider HOW Sartre develops that commentary on the human condition. How does he communicate that message (i.e. Chestnut Tree, Self-Taught Man, absurdity, etc)? The answer(s) to this question will reflect your point(s) of analysis. In answering the HOW, you should choose the evidence you will use to illuminate your argument.
  • For this essay you must use skillfully use two philosophical sources (ONE THAT WE HAVE READ TOGETHER AND ONE SOURCE THAT WE HAVE NOT NOR WILL WE READ TOGETHER). Just as The Stranger essay, here, Nausea is the focus of the analysis. The philosophical sources are meant to help shape the discussion. So, choose your two sources (You must choose specific sources. Simply saying that I plan to use Schopenhauer and Heidegger is not good enough.  What essays/sources will you use?)

2. Self-Evaluations–For groups who have presented already, you should turn in a typed, detailed self-evaluation. Your individual grade will be affected by your self-evaluation.
3. Goodreads (due by Midnight Sunday)

HW12 due 11/15: Nausea

1. In your notebook (one page) I want you to discuss Antoine’s conversation with Anny (pp. 135-154). Why is this conversation here at this point in the novel? What is Sartre doing through this exchange? Be prepared for tomorrow’s concluding discussion and we can put this novel to rest.
2. Existential NYC, A Photo Narrative–Project is due tomorrow! Be sure you have your images mounted along with your existential narrative blurbs.
3. Goodreads (Due by midnight Sunday)

HW12 due 11/14: Nausea and More…

Ok, folks so by our next class (considering we have group presentations at the beginning of the new week), we will be a few days removed from our last Nausea discussion, so pay close attention to the focus points below.
1. Nausea–complete the novel! Don’t fret! Between now and the next time we meet to discuss this novel, almost a week will have passed so you have time. Be prepared to discuss:

  • The epiphany by the chestnut tree (including veneers, being in the way, CONTINGENCY, roots) pp. 126-133
  • Anny (including change and outliving oneself) pp. 137-144
  • Tuesday in Bouville (including being free, outliving myself) pp.156-160
  • The end (Some of These Days) pp. 173-178 [Read more…]