Welcome back! I hope you had a nice snow day yesterday, or should I say, cold day.
Today, we began the intro to our first unit this semester concerning the main text, No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre and a secondary text called Rhinocerus by Eugene Ionesco. It will be all about existentialism this unit. Another -ism, sigh. 🙂 Be ready for some brain pain.
Here’s the intro power point if you were absent today along with an additional handout concerning key players, key terms and major concerns the existentialists have with life and the human condition. Please read through both carefully.
For homework, you need to read through Gordon E. Bigelow’s piece titled “A Primer of Existentialism”. Annotate and on the back, jot down 7 QTIs (questions, thoughts or insights), and email me your best one. We will discuss tomorrow. This site breaks the short essay down to its basics.
Also, we will not have time to read “The Wall,” a short story by Sartre, but here it is should you like to extend yourself and your mind.