chapter 30 pt.2 - Late Introduction to the Nineteenth...

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Introduction to the Nineteenth Century From Romanticism to Realism Late
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Romanticism to Realism Romanticism Remoteness over proximity Originality over virtuosity Ambiguity over definition Imagination over intellect Feeling over formality Three ideas of particular importance to the Romantic sensibility: Orientalism, exoticism – The American wilderness as a pristine Eden The "Romantic Hero" Realism The realist centers his attention on the immediate, the here and now Focused their subject matter on ethical issues Zeroed in on surface details of a middle-class society Realists generally describe the common, the average—not in a heroic sense, but as these elements really are.
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Started in England 18 th c. : cotton spinning factories Factories produced goods for the masses Industry spawned abuses of labor: women, children literally chained to machines; families separated By 19 th c . huge fortunes made: age of unrestrained capitalism
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This note was uploaded on 07/19/2011 for the course HUM 2230 taught by Professor Sarahblanton during the Summer '11 term at Daytona State College.

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