BROCK UNIVERSITY, CANADA
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was arguably the most
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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."
"I sing of arms and of the man..."
"If music be the food of love, play on."
"The whole of Gaul is divided into three parts."
"All human beings by nature desire to know."
"It was a dark and stormy night."
"Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote the droghte of
Marche hath perced to the rote."
"One morning, Gregor Samsa awoke from
troubling dreams to find himself transformed in his bed into
a monstrous vermin."
Identify the following great works.
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Michelangelo's Creation of Man
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|The author of this epic poem says that his purpose is to
"justify the ways of God to men."
||In this work, the warrior Arjuna hesitates on the verge
of battle to engage in a lengthy discussion with his charioteer, Krishna,
concerning the nature of human and divine existence.
||The author of this medieval essay defines God as "that
than which nothing greater can be conceived" and reasons that such a being
must be understood to exist in reality.
||This holy book begins by praising God, "the Lord of the
Worlds, the Beneficent, the Merciful" and "Master of the Day of Judgment."
||The protagonist of this 19th-century work proclaims the
death of God, saying, "Away with such a God! Better to have no god;
better to choose one's own destiny; better to be a fool; better to be a
||In this work, God sternly rebukes a tormented human being
who asks why he must suffer. "Who is this," demands God, "that darkeneth
counsel by words without knowledge?"