The readings we have read and talked about during class discussions have questioned faith and how God works. Every reading has had their own perspective on the topic. Some believe knowledge is related to faith while others do not. A large group of these readings all have religious views but also some differ. They show all of us how not everyone has the same faith and practices as others. In this writing I will be talking about the readings No Greater Love and Frankl.
On the philosophy side we read and discussed the reading of Frankl. In this story Frankl relates his suffering with faith all trough out the readings. Frankl connected these two because while he was in the concentration camp his faith would get him through everything. As he said, “Everywhere man is confronted with faith, with the chance of achieving something throughout his own suffering.” He mentions in the reading how he got through the day by looking up to the clouds and and just seeing his wife and talking to God. This and him knowing that everyone has someone or something waiting for him outsid...
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- Before an in-depth look at how existentialism and psychoanalysis influenced Frankl, let take a look at what each of these theories mean. Existentialism became identified with a cultural movement that blossomed in Europe during the forties and fifties; this term adopted by Jean-Paul Sartre as a self-description in Sartre and his associates postwar literary and philosophical writings. “By the mid 1970s the cultural image of existentialism had become a cliché, parodized in countless books and films by Woody Allen.” (123 Help me) According one website I researched, all about philosophy states the definition of Existentialism is: “Existentialism is a 20th century philosophy concerned with human... [tags: Frankl]
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- The Meaning of Life According to Victor E. Frankl The meaning of life, defined by Victor E. Frankl, is the will to find your meaning in life. It is not the meaning of life in general, but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment. He believes that if you are approached with the question of “what is the meaning of my life” or in this case, “life is meaningless,” then you should reverse the question to that person asking the question. For example: What are you bringing to me.... [tags: Philosophy Victor Frankl Essays]
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- The book I decided to read is called Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. He wrote this book because of what he went through while in the concentration camps. He told about how it psychologically messed with his mind and how he used his education in psychology to make it through what he was going through. The main idea of the book is to show people that you have to have a meaning to life. A person has to find the meaning in life, love, and suffering. This book taught me how to search for the meaning of my life, love, and sufferings.... [tags: Meaning of life, Human, Viktor Frankl, Psychology]
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- The power of mankind is only as strong as his internal being. While held captive within the confines of one of history’s most brutal constraints, Viktor Frankl reached within himself to transcend the hellish reality he could not escape. His module for existence can be summed up by Nietzsche's epitomic phrase “He who has a ‘why’ to live for can bear almost any ‘how’.” In the beginning of the book, he emphasizes that his purpose in writing the book is not at all to prove factual events, since there are already many available, but to apply meaning to the experiences he was forced to cope with.... [tags: Viktor Frankl, world war II]
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- The works that have been chosen for this project are Maxine Shore’s the Captive Princess and Danielle Steel’s, No Greater Love. The Captive Princess was written in 1952 and is a fictionalized account of Princess Gwladys Ruffyd, Daughter of King Caradoc during the first century, over the course of nearly two decades starting when she was only 7 years old. Danielle Steel’s No Greater Love depicts the story of a family torn apart by the tragic sinking of the Titanic, centralizing on the eldest daughter, Edwina Winfield.... [tags: Love, Novel, Danielle Steel, The Reader]
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- People of all backgrounds throughout history have had the inner struggle of discovering their personal meaning and potential in life. How they went about this can be viewed in a number of ways. They often found their passion through studies in universities or in their work. Others unlocked their purpose tough and difficult times in their lives. These individuals learned that through pain, there can be a positive meaning at the end. But in both situations people occasionally sadly waste their opportunities to explore themselves and lose their potential to become better citizens to their families and to society.... [tags: Meaning of life, Suicide, Viktor Frankl, Human]
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- Viktor Emil Frankl was born on March, 26th 1905, at Czeringassa 7, in Leopoldstadt, in Vienna Austria, where Sigmund Freud and Alfred Alder also grew up (Klingberg, 2014). He was the middle child out of three children. His older brother, Walter was two and a half years older, and his younger sister, Stella, was four years younger. His mother was Elsa Frankl, was a polish woman from Prague with a gentle manner. His father, Gabriel Frankl, had been a hard working man who was the Director of Social Affairs (Redsand, 2006).... [tags: Biography, Psychology]
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