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In the paper, which is a personal statement of educational philosophy, the writer examines the concepts of "real, true, good, beautiful and logical" in terms of our perception of art and literature. The writer then expresses his own views on how these conceptions and their contribution to our understanding of art also relate to the field of education and the function of an educator.
From the Paper:"Keats wrote these lines while gazing at a Grecian urn, while he observed painted people on the vase in constant pursuit, youthful and in love, but never realizing their passion. He said that the images on the Grecian urn were truthful because it captured a moment in time that many people experience when a relationship is just beginning and everything in life seems joyful. Youth and enthusiasm are beautiful, of course. However, I believe if the urn were transformed into a story and suggested that love was always perfect, then the story would not be beautiful because it would not be fully truthful and have a logical structure to its tale. The urn is only about one moment in time, unlike a story.
"A story may not be factually truthful but it must at least contain truthful insights. It must reflect the reality that most of us experience. Even the most sublime love story of all time, "Romeo and Juliet," shows not only the beauty of love but how even the most innocent and committed young people in love cannot avoid being injured by the ugly societal forces of family hate and adult manipulation. The synonymous nature of truth, realism, goodness, logic and beauty is why many individuals experience only a guilty pleasure when they watch bad, unrealistic television programs that merely tell them fantasy stories about the world, and have no basis in reality and truth. These stories often contain scenes that are not logical with the real narrative structure and created world of the story, but are merely included because they are sensationalist--or because they promote a sponsor's product."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Keats, John. "Ode to a Grecian Urn." Quiller-Couch, Arthur Thomas, Sir. The Oxford Book of English Verse. Oxford: Clarendon, 1919, [c1901]; Bartleby.com, 1999. Retrieved January 15, 2008 at http://www.bartleby.com/101/625.html
- Plato. (2007). Philosophy Pages. Retrieved January 15, 2008 at http://www.spaceandmotion.com/Philosophy-Plato-Philosopher.htm
- Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare Homepage. Retrieved January 15, 2008 at http://shakespeare.mit.edu/romeo_juliet/index.html
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