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Honors 11: Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex

We spent the hour discussing Simone’s excerpt of The Second Sex. We asked a lot of questions, talked about our feelings regarding the ideas presented in the piece, and found some key lines that spoke to our understanding of her … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Camus’ The Myth of Sisyphus

After taking our open note, partner Myth of Sisyphus quiz, we talked for the rest of the hour about Camus’ concept of absurdity and his use of Sisyphus as an example of an ‘absurd hero’. I then introduced Simone de … Continue reading

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Honors 11: No Exit, 1st Half

We began the first day back after our long weekend discussing de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex”, in terms of her understanding of the Other, her definition of woman/man and male/female, and how her purpose is largely contemporary as well as historic. … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Sisyphus + Second Sex + Primer Outline + Teach the Class + No Exit

Okay, so a lot happened today. We first finished our “Myth of Sisyphus” quiz in partners. We also answered, in our partnership, one of the questions at the back of “The Second Sex” as part of our quiz. We turned … Continue reading

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Honors 11: “A Primer of Ext.” Outline, Myth of Sisyphus Quiz and The Second Sex

I assigned an outline for “A Primer of Existentialism” today in order to simplify our understanding of the text and draw connections to others we have read. Here’s a general outline for the outline (it says globalization at the top, … Continue reading

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Honors 11: De Beauvoir/Teach the Class/No Exit

We began today discussing the questions, general thoughts and feelings we had regarding Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex.” There were lots of interesting ideas thrown out there. You were also given this Teach the Class assignment (presentations begin next … Continue reading

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Honors 11: Camus/Myth of Sisyphus/Absurdity and Suicide

You guys did very well today in your discussion of Camus’ “Myth of Sisyphus” essay and his piece on “Absurdity and Suicide.” Awesome. A giant bummer to discuss, but awesome. Homework deals with Simone de Beauvoir‘s “Second Sex”. Enjoy, and … Continue reading

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