Test friday feb 18 - write essay different themes we"ve read talked about important thinkers in this period of our course lessing, schiller, berkson, ideas of character, relationship b/w ideas and texts. How do ideas and dramas mutually illuminate each other. Berk is interested in what makes us laugh. Crisis, resolution of crisis, denouement (audiences knew what to expect) What kind of freedom can there be for a character when certain outcomes have to happen. Ghost sonata there are more settings (outside, drawing room, hyacinth room) Space both limits us and enables us to think about freedom; thought about freedom and form in structural terms. Aestheticism is a movement in the arts (england and france); idea of work of art that stands up and for itself; world characterized by commerce, socialism, totalitarianism, idea that we should be reforming poor. Aestheticism about aiming to try to rise above degrading social reality, let"s find beauty in the wallpaper or dress.