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chapter 28 - The Romantic Hero from Enlightenment to...

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The Romantic Hero
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Romanticism •Imagination/Emotion • Human Uniqueness • Nature as Wild • Artistic Individualism • Independence • Medieval • Solitude Enlightenment • Reason • Universal Truths • Natural Order • Academies • Patronage • Classical • Society from Enlightenment to Romanticism Industrial Revolution Revolutions, rise of Nationalism 1750 1789 French Revolution 1800 1850
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5 “I’s” of Romanticism Imagination Intuition Innocence Inner Experience Inspiration
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Promethean Hero Story of Prometheus— steals fire from Gods Champion of liberty and suffering of humanity Poets embrace this figure as a symbol of their creativity
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Father of Romanticism-- Goethe Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749-1832 Sorrows of Young Werther Faust Founder of Sturm und Drang movement in Germany
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Characteristics of the Romantic Hero Disillusioned about life, hopes, dreams Seeking/longing for something spiritual in nature that is perpetually
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