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By: Susan M. Pojer By: Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY By: Susan M. Pojer By: Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
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The Spirit of the Age (1790- 1850) A sense of a shared vision among the Romantics. Early support of the French Revolution. Rise of the individual   alienation. Dehumanization of industrialization. Radical poetics / politics   an obsession with violent change.
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Enlightenmen t Society is good, curbing violent  impulses! Civilization corrupts! Romanticis m Early 19c Early 19c A Growing Distrust of Reason The essence of human experience is subjective and emotional. Human knowledge is a puny thing compared to other great  historical forces. “Individual rights” are dangerous efforts at selfishness   the  community is more important.
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The Romantic Movement Began in the 1790s and peaked in the 1820s. Mostly in Northern Europe, especially in Britain and Germany. A reaction against classicism. The  “Romantic Hero:” Greatest example was Lord  Byron Tremendously popular among  the European reading public. Youth imitated his haughtiness   and rebelliousness.
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Characteristics of Romanticism : The artist apart from society. The artist as social critic/revolutionary. The artist as genius.
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Wandering Above the Sea of Fog Caspar David Friedrich, 1818
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Lady Macbeth - Henry Fuseli, 1794
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Romanticism The Individual/ The Dreamer : Individuals have unique, endless potential.
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