1. Competency
    Formulate, express, and support individual perspectives on diverse works and issues.

    Instructions
    You will act as a critic for some of the main subjects covered in the humanities. You will conduct a series of short, evaluative critiques of film, philosophy, literature, music, and myth. You will respond to five different prompts, and each response should include an analysis of the topics using terminology unique to that subject area and should include an evaluation as to why the topic stands the test of time. The five prompts are as follows:

    1: Choose a film and offer an analysis of why it is an important film, and discuss it in terms of film as art. Your response should be more than a summary of the film.
    2: Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love.
    3: Compare and contrast the two poems below:

    LOVE’S INCONSISTENCY
    I find no peace, and all my war is done;
    I fear and hope, I burn and freeze likewise
    I fly above the wind, yet cannot rise;
    And nought I have, yet all the world I seize on;
    That looseth, nor locketh, holdeth me in prison, And holds me not, yet can I ’scape no wise;
    Nor lets me live, nor die, at my devise,
    And yet of death it giveth none occasion.
    Without eyes I see, and without tongue I plain;
    I wish to perish, yet I ask for health;
    I love another, and yet I hate myself;
    I feed in sorrow, and laugh in all my pain;
    Lo, thus displeaseth me both death and life,
    And my delight is causer of my grief.
    Petrarch

  2. After great pain a formal feeling comes—
    The nerves sit ceremonious like tombs;
    The stiff Heart questions—was it He that bore?
    And yesterday—or centuries before?
    The feet mechanical go round
    A wooden way
    Of ground or air or ought
    Regardless grown,
    A quartz contentment like a stone.
    This is the hour of lead
    Remembered if outlived
    As freezing persons recollect
    The snow—
    First chill, then stupor, then
    The letting go
    Emily Dickinson

    4: Compare and contrast these two pieces of music:
    Beethoven’s Violin Romance No. 2Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag5: Explain in classical terms why a modern character is a hero. Choose from either Luke Skywalker, Indiana Jones, Bilbo Baggins, Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Ender Wiggins.

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Module 03 Analyzing Humanities.

Abey Mabele

Rasmussen University

Humanities

03/5/21

Choose a film and offer an analysis of why it is an important film, and discuss it in terms of film as art. Your response should be more than a summary of the film.

I choose Forrest Gump. This masterpiece captures a movie story about romance, mentally challenged, and heartwarming character who catches the audience’s attention right away. It covers six different eras. The movie Forest Gump covers many social statements such as love, devotion to family, loyalty to others, determination, and a person’s character. These movie touches base on race relations with the black and white in the southern culture. As a viewer, you experience what it was like to live in the southern culture. His mother named him to prove we do things that do not make sense, which is contradictory to the southern culture and ideology. The differences in characters in this film remain very appealing. They shine light on the different aspects of history through the characters. Most critics base their opinion on the theme or entertainment of a film. Forest Gump gives out a positive message. Forest the character is a symbol of “good and bad.” Overall, the special effects of the historic scenes in the movie dramatize the actions of each character and scene.

Imagine you had known Plato and Aristotle and you had a conversation about how we 
fall in love. Provide an overview of how Plato would explain falling in love, and then provide an overview of how Aristotle might explain falling in love.

Plato would explain falling in love is having the best kind of friendship that lovers can have for each other. Plato is the most interested in same-sex relationships between an older and a younger man. He believes in the love by those who are more given to the body than to the soul. Plato explained the rising through levels of closeness to wisdom and true beauty come from Carnal attraction. The next step would be the love for the body and soul. The last step of falling in love is not being connected through the body but entirely with being itself. The role where the friend sees her or his duty as the provision of advice, encouragement, and comfort to the other person.

Aristotle is not nearly as interested in erotic love as he is in friendship. Aristotle believe any relationship had to be about something. The relationship between men and women are so natural. He believes men and women come together because they need and want each other. They