Posts about: GDAR1035

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GDAR1035 Love and Culture

Discussing the movies and literature with my group members and classmates sitting nearby allow me to understand and learn most out of the course. Our instructor, Mr. James Shea, delivers the course in an interactive and lively way and he always encourages us to ask or answer questions. He puts in efforts in trying to explain the difficult love theories and encouraging students to share their own views. The range of course activities, including inviting an external guest to share with us we can view the world from another perspective, as well as asking questions in pairs to see if you would fall in love. These activities allow me to understand the notion of love more thoroughly and reflect on my attitude towards love in my life.

 

GDAR1035 Love and Culture

Learning about different interpretations and understandings of love is a really interesting and fun experience. Through watching movies and appreciating literature, I start to understand how other people perceive love. The thing that strikes me most is the different stages of love that one can go through which is portrayed by the different works, such as infatuation and unrequited love. I especially enjoy the lecture on how the Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle view love, and eventually realize that I do share some of their opinions. It is particularly interesting when we can relate some of the academic concepts to our daily lives, such as identifying the “Hong Kong girl” phenomenon which seems similar to the protagonist of a story.