Matters of Life and Death
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Week 15 (Nov. 29-Dec. 3)

Morbid fascination: life and death in Harold and Maude
To be discussed: How does age affect one’s outlook on life and death? What is the purpose of life? What is the importance of control in a meaningful life?


Analytic essay on Edson, Wit (due Mon., Nov. 29 by 11:59 PM)

Viewing Assignment: Harold and Maude (due Nov. 29)

Reading Assignment: Heilbrun, “Preface”, pp. 1-10 (CR). “On Mortality”, pp. 205-215 (CR).
Grigoriadis, “A Death of One’s Own” (CR).(due by class time Wed. Dec 1)

To do for week 16:

Review for final exam.

Assignments for week 16:

Analytic essay on Harold and Maude (due Mon., Dec. 6 by 11:59 PM)

Analytic essay on Heilbrun (due Mon., Dec. 6 by 11:59 PM)

Response essay on Edson, Wit (due Mon., Dec. 6 by 11:59 PM)

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