Friday, May 1, 2009

Prof Frank's lecture

Professor Frank's lecture regarding pain within a literary context was something I considered extremely interesting. For one thing, I have always enjoyed Homer's "Iliad" but never have looked at parts of it in the mindset that the concept of pain is used within the work.
One of the ideas that she brought up was regarding Hector's commitment to "Heroic Code" within the Iliad, where he felt the urge to fight and to die in the glory of battle rather than stay within the city, protected and with his family. This idea that one must earn their place in society through physical accomplishments is something that people would look at now and laugh at. The funny thing is, though, that our society is still very much focused on this part of life; seizing the moment all for the idea that one might win (it is never a sure thing) is still something that people see happening all around us, often without even realizing it.
Erin Striff mentioned it in her lecture as well, dealing with the idea of pain within sports. Fighting through the pain to win becomes important, and so does the idea that one must prove they deserve the victory through blood, sweat and tears. One of the differences, though, is that while most people back in the day (and in famous literature) used this pain and the glory to better themselves physically - whether it is for earning more power, land, or "the girl" - nowadays there is much more of a focus on bettering oneself emotionally. If someone is dealing with loss in their family, or if they are having a rough time coping with failure or disappointing things, now most people might do something like fight, run, or compete, and in the end they don't see their pay increase or have a better job, but they feel more control in their lives.
This topic of pain within literature, then, is more than just an interesting conversation starter. It is a sort-of timeline that documents how the idea of pain has changed with society, how the reasons and desires for putting themselves through that amount of effort and suffering can shift and yet still be just as popular.

40 comments:

水晶 said...

好文章給人的感覺就是很好,謝謝您~~ ..................................................

龐克搖滾 said...

you got it!i like it!!! ........................................

冠強 said...

Dexterity comes by experience. ....................................................

佳玲曉豪 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG.........................................

陳志其 said...

教育的目的不是在製造機械,而是在造成人. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

v奎峰奎峰 said...

淫亂火辣美女本土av情色視訊聊天免費色情網站性經驗色情成人影片色情視訊聊天av圖av情色情趣娃娃成人電影院淫蕩18禁色情電話情色成人網辣妹自拍台灣av女優台灣情色春宮台灣色情成人網站0401影音g點成人vcd情色影片520sex性愛圖視訊妹調情視訊美女聊天美女性交台灣性樂園成人影像走光打砲裸女寫真美女裸照露奶激突論壇情色圖片做愛線上a片做愛視訊情色成人成人交友穿幫色情a片情色全裸入鏡台灣情色網

俞萍 said...

過去的事早已消失,未來的更是渺不可知,只有現在是真實的..................................................

韋成韋成 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」 ..................................................

TamMcfee668 said...

Nice post ~ 3Q..............................................................

明NathanA_Schulle said...

thanks a lot..........................................

Avri221lE_Pryce1 said...

路過--你好嗎..很棒的BLOG..............................................

韋于倫成 said...

好文不寂寞~支持!!!!@@a 搞錯了,這不是論壇推文 XDDD........................................

竹青 said...

85cc 色情自拍 情色聊天室 色情視訊 情色文學 視訊聊天室 視訊聊天 正妹牆 成人影片 嘟嘟成人網 微風成人 av99影片 85街 撥打電話視訊 情色聊天 UT聊天室 情色視訊 免費視訊 成人視訊 影音視訊聊天室 露點 性高潮 85st 爆乳 0204 一夜 性愛 18禁 尋夢 火辣

呈均 said...

自然是上帝的藝術。 ............................................................

佩GailBohanan1蓉 said...

文章是唯一不死的東西,時間飛逝,文字記述的心情就是一種傳承! ....................................................

rl64@yahoo.com.hk said...

任何事都是由一個決心,一顆種子開始。 ..................................................

怡潔 said...

愛,拆開來是心和受兩個字。用心去接受對方的一切,用心去愛對方的所有。..................................................................

陳智強 said...

If the quantity is not a lot, I will hand carry..................................................

茹順茹順 said...

Pen and ink is wits plough.................................................................

石白 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。.................................................................

育財育財 said...

成熟,就是有能力適應生活中的模糊。.................................................................

翰豪翰豪翰豪 said...

安一估~你也安一估哦~............................................................

JasonBirk佳琪 said...

Tks for your kindly sharing.( >з<)..................................................................

陳韋夏陳韋夏益東富益東富 said...

你個blog影d相真係好靚!!! ..................................................................

香昱信張君林 said...

你文章很棒的~繼續分享給大家~~~~..................................................................

原秋原秋 said...

幸福沒有鑰匙,只有梯子。.................................................................

楊儀卉 said...

來囉~先問聲安............................................................

姿柯瑩柯dgdd憶曾g智曾 said...

讓好心情回味發酵;壞心情留在文字裡隨時間消逝吧!..................................................................

琬安琬安 said...

死亡是悲哀的,但活得不快樂更悲哀。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RicoLisi0802志竹 said...

感謝分享,將本身的錯誤想法改正了!............................................................

邱允成邱允成 said...

不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

淑林林松 said...

不要去想沒拿到的東西,多想想自己手裡所擁有的..................................................

宛淑芳真 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債.................................................................

吳淑惠吳淑惠吳淑惠吳淑惠 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債..................................................................

信陳定 said...

這一生中有多少人擦肩而過?而朋友是多麼可貴啊!......................................................................

胤志文志文志文富 said...

友誼能增進快樂,減少痛苦......................................................................

國林林林林維 said...

感覺很好的blog,祝你開心喔............................................................

said...

不會從失敗中找尋教訓的人,成功之路是遙遠的。.................................................

洪勳劉耀德劉耀德華 said...

老天爺賦予了強者的能力,就是要他比弱者多擔待..................................................

恩宛玲如 said...

所有的資產,在不被諒解時,都成了負債..................................................................