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Mitch Garrett HIST 333 31 January 2011 Romanticism Romanticism was in part the rejection of classism and the Enlightenment. It was characterized by a belief in emotional exuberance, unrestrained imagination, and spontaneity in both art and personal life. The development of one’s unique human potential was seen as the supreme purpose of life. Romantics loved nature, unlike their classical counterparts. The Romantic Movement in Spain was started when liberals driven out of Spain by Fernando VII and into France returned after his death. The movement came to Spain a generation after the rest of Europe and was therefore short-lived. The characteristics of the Spanish movement were similar to the spirit of its earlier classics: mingling of genres, rejection of unities, and metrical variety. It consisted mainly of literature in its Spanish context as writers were using Romanticism to lash out against their political opponents and embellish their own region’s culture. Costumbrismo was a type of writing which started in Spain before the Romantic period
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Unformatted text preview: and flourished at the same time. It was a new type of writing which used realistic writing within a narrative framework. This type of prose helped lead to the revival of the novel later in Spain. The new literature found throughout Spain now revealed regional characteristics and creativity not found for nearly 200 years previous. A focus on regionalism has led to continued regional pride for Spaniards in Catalonia, Aragon, Basque Country, and Castilla. As a result of the pride, some regions are still on the fence of whether or not to be part of the Spanish nation and they definitely have kept their local customs and languages to this day. Spain produced great writers during the Romantic period in all of their local languages. Some of these writers include: Jose de Espronceda, Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, and José Zorilla. http://www3.nccu.edu.tw/~cyyang/data/Spanishlit/19th%20century.pdf Mitch Garrett HIST 333 31 January 2011...
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