Please watch Mark Berksonâ€™s (2016) Suicide Examined at https://csicuny.kanopy.com/video/suicide-examined. Â Your Responses to the questions below are due by 6pm on Sunday 5 September. Â Keep track of the Word Limits for each part of the Assignment below. Â Do NOT use lengthy introductions (they are NOT needed)! Â Directly address the Questions. Â Base your Responses ONLY on the film. Â Do NOT write long sentences. Â Check for Typographical Errors. Â Be sure to be direct, focused, and connected in responding. TYPE YOUR RESPONSE DIRECTLY INTO THE MESSAGE-BOX ON BLACKBOARD.
In the Film (Suicide Examined), Mark Berkson presents different perspectives on suicide.
1. What are the arguments in defense of the individualâ€™s right to suicide? Who makes these arguments (in the film) defending the right to suicide? Â What arguments are made (in the film) against suicide? Â Who makes these arguments against suicide? Â Construct one Paragraph of around 300 words to address this question based on the film.
2. Berkson presents Albert Camusâ€™ perspective on the individual in relation to the world in which she lives. Â Camus was a Nobel Prize laureate in Literature. Â He was also an atheist (one who does not believe in God or in organized religion).
(i) Camus states that human beings feel themselves as â€˜aliensâ€™ or â€˜strangersâ€™ “in a universe divested of illusion”. Â What illusion do you think Camus may be referring to? Why would a world without this illusion make the individual feel like a stranger or an alien in this world? Construct one Paragraph using 150 -200 words as response.
(ii) Camus states that â€˜life will be lived all the better if it has no meaningâ€™. What does Camus mean by this? Â Why does he say this? Â Camus was a great writer and thinker who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature! Â From the film alone it is possible to understand why Camus would make this claim. Construct one Paragraph of 150-200 words as response.
NOTE-1: Â Please type your response directly into the Blackboard Message Box. Â Please do NOT copy and paste from a Google-doc onto Blackboard. Â Do NOT attach any document. Â If you copy and paste using a MS-Word, it is your responsibility to ensure that your document does NOT spill beyond the bounds of the Blackboard space or becomes one long line in the Message Box. Â I will NOT read or grade your response if it becomes difficult for me to read because you do not follow my instructions!
NOTE-2: Â Please respond as directly as possible to the questions. Â Always keep in mind the word-limit. Â Write short and consistent sentences (do not contradict yourself). Â Let the sentences connect (relate) with each other. Please note that sentence-structural errors or awkwardly constructed sentences are a strong disincentive for the reader. Â Write clearly, directly, and check your sentences for typographical errors. Â Your Grade depends upon following these instructions closely.