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Love Dr. Busch - Caruso 1 The Good Life Love Renaissance is...

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Caruso 1 The Good Life: Love Renaissance is defined as rebirth, and in this the rebirth of European culture. This Renaissance brought an uprising of classical Greek and Roman literature back into the culture. Throughout the mid-thirteenth to the mid-seventeenth century, there was great focus on the human autonomy and the individual, and with this focus developed Humanism. Humanism was a theory of human beings at the center of all focus that everything revolved around humans. Writers reflected this movement in their literature, as seen in Petrarch’s Sonnets, Marvell’s To Coy His Mistress , and Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna . All these poems show the Renaissance perspective about love and the passion for the opposite sex that fueled the good life. Petrarch’s Sonnets brought the Renaissance idea of humans having more independence then ever before. Petrarch’s Sonnets were all written in his native language of vernacular. Petrarch conveys the reader to believe that love is unpredictable and that humans cannot control it. In his Sonnets, Petrarch, writes about Cupid and how his arrow wounds him as he writes, “It seems to me it did him little honor / to wound me with his
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Busch during the Spring '08 term at Hillsdale.

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Love Dr. Busch - Caruso 1 The Good Life Love Renaissance is...

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