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  1. Labyrinth of Solitude “What we desperately need is a concrete solution, one that will give meaning to our presence on earth.” (p. 168-69) Part II

  2. Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all convictions, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. . . W.B. Yeats. “The Second Coming” (1920)

  3. Mexican History (pp.166-173) • As search (p. 166) • Form and substance were one (p. 166) • An effort to break free • Liberalism, Revolution, universality (pp. 167-68) • No center (p. 170) • The “naked” universal (p. 171-73) Matthias Goeritz. “El cuadro de los cuadros”

  4. 8. Present Day • “To be oneself . . .” (p.175) • Community (p. 175) • Mexican history and economy (pp. 175-192) • “What can we do?” (pp. 192-94) • “Contemporaries of all mankind.” (p. 194) Orozco. “Modern Human Sacrifice.”

  5. dialectic, dialectics the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions. enquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions. the existence or action of opposing social forces, concepts, etc ("dialectic n.” The Concise Oxford English Dictionary. Ed. Catherine Soanes and Angus Stevenson. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Irvine Valley College. 21 November 2005. http://www.oxfordreference.com/views/ENTRY.html?subview=Main&entry=t23.e15212)

  6. 9. Dialectic of Solitude • “Solitude . . .” (pp. 195-96) • “What we ask of love . . .” (pp. 196-97) • Woman (pp. 197-98) • Marriage (pp. 198-200) • Echoes of Freud (p.201) • Modern man (p. 204) • Solitude, nostalgia, the myth of the labyrinth (p. 208) • On Time (p. 209) • On myths (pp. 211-212) Y Tu Mama Tambien Dir. Alfonso Cuaron