The plight of humans

Throughout the exhibit you will notice images and videos touching essential topics displaying the correlation between humanity and the world.  You will visualize how humanity has been impacted by the negativity society imposes on us, also how we are affected by it due to lack of wisdom.                                                                      The captions that are displayed derived from the reflection of significant novels such as: "The Epic of Gilgamesh", Kevin Power’s The Yellow Birds, Lao Tzu’s "The Daodejing of Laozi", Sigmund Freud’s "Civilization and its Discontents", and Francois Voltaire’s "Candide: Or Optimism". 

WAR is the most overarching theme in Kevin Power's, The Yellow Birds. War touches each character in some way. War is devastating, claiming the lives of soldiers,insurgents, & civilians alike.
DEATH Gilgamesh's greatest lesson learned was that DEATH is inevitable. Gilgamesh was bitter knowing that only Gods can live forever when Enkidu urges him away from the fight with Humbaba.
PERFECTIBILITY When everyone is agreed on what is beautiful, they have determined what is ugly. (2)-Dao What is your definition of beautiful?
INDIVIDUAL&SOCIETY Freud argues that civilization is responsible for our misery:we organize ourselves into civilized society to escape suffering only to inflict it upon ourselves.
Those who take over the world and act upon it. I notice do not succeed. The world is a sacred vessel, not to be tampered with. Those who tamper with it, spoil it. Those who seize it lose it. (29)-Dao
LACK OF OPTIMISM To the philosophers in Candide, the existence of any evil in the world would have to be a sign that God is either not entirely good or not all powerful. How strong is your faith in God?
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