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Rousseau and His Confessions, Not Blaming on Society for its wrong deeds

Updated on September 24, 2012

A FACE TO FACE ENCOUNTER

I'm here to crystallize my dream. Ready to interview this great Thinker. Born on June 28, 1712 . "Hold it mon ami!, not great, just humbly magnanimous," responds a voice. He was not going to meet his mother, because she had died of puerperal fever a week later. "I see my mother bedridden and with a high fever.

I see 'mon pere' Isaac, holding her hand and the light flickering," Says Rousseau, adding his own point of view to our relate.That was his first original sin, according to him. Even his own father used to reproach and blame on him the state of his widowhood which was never asked for. "Give me back my Suzanne," Was always his father's claim as he would break into tears, embracing this future Forefather of the French Revolution.

Let's try to immerse ourselves in Rousseau's own mind to answer some critical questions. Our own Science is making this interview feasible. Google, Bing and Zearx have joined efforts with this search engine from India, making possible this channeling. A powerful search engine with added genomic transponding give ideas and thoughts to any person in life or well beyond his/her existence.

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THE INTERVIEW

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ROUSSEAU:

Monsieur De Cross, was a long introduction as I saw it myself ...pardonez moi! I'm here to answer your questions with an open and diaphanous heart. The nature of my presence in here is to come to terms with my own feelings

LORD:

Very Pleased to see you Sir. Do you think, I mean... today's society, what a cliche question by the way. Do you think....huh- Has our present society changed for Good?

ROUSSEAU:

I think that Man was born free and everywhere he is still in shackles; even though he is free to choose right from wrong. My earthly existence has seen so many atrocities in the name of freedom, and as I see it... How can I say it better...? We are close to be downgraded to animals. There is not a single ill-doer who could not be turned to some good, for humanity was born out of good faith from our creator. In other other words, " Society will be the rooter of evil."

LORD

Why were you persecuted so bad, I mean..

ROUSSEAU

Any man can say I was mean and selfish. Any one can blame on me so many things without having the facts in front of him or her... or perhaps just draw intentional conclusions from the hearsay and contempt of the evil populace. They could easily grow in their heart...the most despicable prejudice toward my person. Always detracting my honor. But alas! History, as I see it now, has redeemed my soul. Don't want to sound desperate, but have you come in here to condemn my reputation?

LORD

No Jean Jacques. I'm not a prosecutor. What is the worst remorse of your life?

ROUSSEAU

I know where are you heading to. I won't deny anything about my own Children. My own life was a torment indeed, and I paid for my mistake with the most intense regretful remorse... that I do not desire for my worst enemy or wicked soul. My Theresa, Madame de Levasseur, was there for me for 33 years and I never regretted it my marriage to her, I told her always that I would love her in my own terms.

LORD

Were your Confessions a biography? Or...

ROUSSEAU

I have to recognize that my 'Confessions' were a desperate attempt to cleanse and lower the loads of my mind and soul... that after all my inner complexities took the load or sometimes gave it back to me. I always was thinking and creating and, of course defying defamation and the slur from my ignorant fellow citizens. And yes! I needed to let out my own demons to say so...

LORD

Do you still believe in this hatred toward you ?

ROUSSEAU

Was instilled in me. I didn't chose to be a writer. I wanted to make a living out of it. Madame de Warens, my Mamman who was my Protectoress told me that it was the best for me. As a composer I was a Fiasco. Watchmaker, not even close to my father's gifted eyes. All my writings were considered subversive and as many historians said, ignited that hunger and search for enlightenment that came to reality in 1789.

LORD

Did you really fall for this Sophie, madame de Houdetot?

ROUSSEAU

My friend, can we skip this question?

LORD

Is up to you, I am just asking...

ROUSSEAU

She was the Julie from my 'New Heloise', mon cherish Heloise!. At moments she made me feel like a young lad.,At times, I felt my heart like it was going to explode of Joy. Even though she was married and had a lover, she had that little space for me. I dearly kneeled down and kissed her hand under that Acasia tree, and joyfully I knew she was returning my advances... I was a human being and I felt before I thought.

LORD

So, Madame de Warens was a benefactress and..?

ROUSSEAU

Seems that you know me very well my fellow citizen. She was like a mother, she took me in her life on that Palm Sunday, back in 1728, and from there on 'Solicitude' was not a companion anymore. My own Father Isaac was thankful to her. I was so sad when I found out of her death in 1762. Certain neighbors told me that she waited for me until her final hours. And alas! there is a load I cannot detach and throw it away from my own heart!

LORD

Sir, What a life! I admire you more and more, listening from your own mouth...!

ROUSSEAU

This was me, and that was my life.

LORD

I can keep asking you more questions, but I really appreciate your sincerity and concern. This is it for now and Thanks for all.

ROUSSEAU

My pleassure, Au revoir!

LORD

Thanks milord! I mean, Mister Rousseau!

WILL BE CONTINUED...



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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Catching up with my comments Aka Professor M,

    Our research started on june 1983, When our Father bought a collection of Classics and I saw this 650 pages Book, which was titled 'The Confessions' by Jean Jacques Rousseau. The introduction was amazingly done, for a kid my age..."I'm going to write about myself, I know it's going to be a monumental task, but I'm ready...", and that was it. I started to read Chapter after chapter and on Book XI, all stopped. Goodness gracious! That was terrible! His auto boigraphy stopped in 1766 and that was not a good sign for a young boy, who wanted to know the end. And throught the years we caught up with Mesieur Rousseau, discovering a character worth the study. I appreciate your stopping by again AKA. Glad you did like this Interview!

    LORD

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    Aka Professor M 

    9 years ago

    @Lord De Cross: Like the Actor, a skilled author becomes as he or she believes that character would behave in somewhat similar circumstances. Historical figures need to be very thoroughly researched, my young friend, as their true personality may differ from how we, as authors, perceive them.

    After all they were unique in their lifetime and we are trying to channel that, in those pieces we create, which they appear for our readers. It is far easier to create a new character than to accurately become one, who is well known by so many others.

    Still after reading this , myself, I would surmise that your rendering here, is both plausible and credible, in its authenticity for such a scene, as it was played out, Sir.

    My congratulations on a fine piece of writing , Lord!

    Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Hello my most admired friend,

    Rousseau can be hard to get in an interview, but we tried our best. like any character, this PHILOSOPHER can elude certain questions on a casual interview..the Psychological effect carried throught time can be felt and sense. It can be a hard subject for the average Joe, but we show him in here like he would've been in front of a camera and a Microphone. Glad you enjoyed this Fictional interview Sir AKA.

    lord

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    Aka Professor M 

    9 years ago

    @Lord De Cross: We seem to share an intense interest in the areas of philosophy and history, particularly as it pertains to historical figures. I enjoyed your interview here with Jean Jacques Rousseau, which was exceedingly well done, Sir!

    This type of writing does favor your talent and writing skills, Mr. Lord De Cross. I voted this up and pushed those buttons that I felt applied here, Lord. I Will be looking forward to the rest of your presentation, my friend!

    Regards Mike (Aka Professor M!) ;D

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Thanks, EPIMAN!

    Rousseau was my hero since 1983, when I began to read his confessions and his life was an example for my writing...Thanks again... for unearthing this creation of your friend, and very appreciative for your insightful comment Epi.

    LORD

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    epigramman 

    9 years ago

    ...an exceptional creative and novel idea my LORD - and may I refer you to my buddy DRBJ (if not already familiar) who has an interview series of her own with famous people that you should check out ......and what I am doing here is unearthing some buried treasure because we're all the same - we love it when people take the time to go back into our catalogue and check out some of the older material which otherwise may languish and be forgotten about ........

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    Carolina 

    10 years ago from Switzerland

    This is great. I learn to know a person through you. This is a part of a novel and is very interesting and do want to continue reading about the life's adventure of ROUSSEAU.

    Everyone has a story. Thanks.

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