Learning Goal: I'm working on a art report and need an explanation and answer to help me learn. Humanists viewed human beings as noble creatures, capable of achieving fulfillment in the expanding world in which they lived. With this new orientation came the realization that man’s nature also could be rude, selfish, and even destructive. Discuss the ways in which we see the emergence of the modern individual who is aware of the challenges to the humanist view of man’s nobility and goodness. Illustrate your viewpoint with specific works from visual arts, music, and literature.