*Consider the work of Edouard Manet (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe ) as a contemporary example, analyze the visual elements used by Manet to address ideas, controversy, or contempt for the art world. Link:

Manet’s Luncheon on the Grass

*After reviewing the Communist Manifesto (Chapter II, Proletarians and Communists) discuss the mindset of Marx and Engels in light of concept of “self”, “value”, and humanity.

Did anything surprise you about this statement of class struggle? 

Comparing the 10 points of the most advanced countries, might we see similar concepts or laws related to the American way of life? If so how and what? Link:

Communist Manifesto

*Consider the fascination with nature prominent for poetry of the Romantic era…how might we be similarly inspired by our environment? 

Do we still make a spiritual connection with the natural world in spite of our ties to technology?