Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Human Condition

In class the other day we talked about the human condition and how it originated from the original sin of Adam and Eve. This got me to thinking. I started to wonder whether or not the four humors would have come around without this fall on Adam's and Eve's part and their original sin. Apparently the four humors, melancholy, phlegm, blood, and choler, determine a person's personality. So, if it had not been for Adam and Eve, would there have been no humors? Would people all be the same today? Would people have unique personalities?

1 comment:

wkuehne said...

I think Shakespeare has a very pessimistic view on the human condition. After watching St. Martin's production of Macbeth I am convinced that Shakespeare believes in humans' overpowering greed and selfishness. Greed is again evident in Hamlet, where Claudius abandons all humanity to gain the throne of Denmark.