This week was a really interesting week. I was in an odd mood at the beginning of the week, questioning the whole reason why we do what we do. Then the two poems that we looked at for the poem of the week, William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 146, and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem Ozymandias really put my thoughts into words and echoed my thoughts. Both poems are discussing the impermanence of humans and how really when we die it doesn’t matter what our body looked like or what it did. I found it strangely odd that these poems did reflect my thoughts and while they really did not help to calm my thoughts I did see them as a step towards trying to figure out my thoughts.
Another thing this week that I found very thought echoing/provoking was diving into the critical theory that my group chose. It was very interesting seeing how many people had looked at philosophical/existentialism but never labeled it was such. It made me think about how things have been labeled as what they are due to someone naming them so long ago and from them on they have been known as that. It makes me wonder why things have been labeled as that from them on. While this definitely isn’t anything remotely like what those philosophers did I still felt like it was some sort of deep thinking, that deserved to be discussed.