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ROMANTIC PERIOD (1798-1832)HISTORYRomantic Rebellion i.Scientific and philosophic reasoning did not bring perfect society a)World was still bad and war at its height 1)French Revolution & Napoleon comes to powerii.Scientific inventions cause harm, causing people to turn away from Enlightenmentb)Factories and mills create bad living and working conditionsc)Equipment and machinery take jobsWho are the Romantics? iPeople who reacted negatively to “storm and stress” of time, and used these solutions:aPlace value on individual experience and reject the social “us” and embraced on “me”bLet emotion rule, that heart was a more valuable guide than the head. Followed feelingscLooked at nature as life’s guide and exampleHISTORYNew focus on love of nature, emotions and self (not relationships)Characteristics in Literature i.Primitivism:mankind is naturally good and can return to original state along with theworld of goodness and purity and have connection with to God & spirit world.ii.Sympathetic Interest in Past:sense of nostalgia, preference before science/technology. Past is considered to be better, simpler, and more exciting. More wisdom in the past, cannot trust the progress of present society.

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Term
Fall
Professor
mr. atilano
Tags
English, Romanticism, Frankenstein, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley

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