6 Questions concerning French culture

Answer the following questions in one to two paragraphs.

  1. Do you think prehistoric events truly influence the perception that a person has of her/himself?
  2. Post an example of a humorous approach to history and compare it to the use of humor in Asterix.
  3. Browse an art history book or go online to find pictures of Romanesque and Gothic cathedrals. Describe at least one difference between the two and post a link to a picture.
  4. In a famous line Hugo claimed that the printing press would kill the cathedral. Do you think architecture or literature is more long-lasting?
  5. View the paintings of Marat and of Napoleon (see attachment). Choose one and explain how the historical figure is portrayed.
  6. Can historical change be absolute? Must it necessarily be violent?

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