WU: Quote Response. “The world wants to be deceived.” -Sebastian Brant What does this mean to you? What is Brant’s take on mankind? Do you agree?. Hieronymus Bosch “Ship of Fools” 1475-1480.
What does this mean to you? What is Brant’s take on mankind? Do you agree?
What are your initial reactions—write for 2-3 minutes. Listing is fine. Don’t worry about analysis yet; catalogue what’s here.
We wander in more dout than mortall man can thynke. And oft by our foly and wylfullneglygence Ourshyp is in great peryll for to synke. So sore ar we overcharged with offence We see the daunger before our ownepresence Ofstraytis, rockis, and bankis of sonde full hye, Yet we procede to wylfulljeopardye. Wedyvers Monsters within the se beholde Redy to abuse or to devour mankynde, AsDolphyns, whallys, and wonders many folde, And oft the Marmaydessongedullyth our mynde That to all goodnes we ar made dull and blynde; The wolves of these oft do us mochecare, Yet we of them can never well beware.... About we wander in tempest and Tourment; What place is sure, where Foles may remayne Andfyxtheyrdwellynge sure and parmanent? None certainly: The cause thereof is playne. We wander in the se for pleasour, bydyngepayne, And though the haven of helth be in our syght Alas we fle from it with all our myght.
“A painting [work of art] ought to change as you look at it, and as you think, talk, and write about it.”
--Harry Berger Jr.
Technique+idea+effect/ “so what”?=thesis