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Romantic Period

Writers Craft Culminating Assignment By: Sydney Roberts

Sydney Roberts

on 4 January 2013

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Romantic Period By: Sydney Roberts Historical Overview Literary Overview Common Themes in the Romantic Period Main Topic of Literature Why were these topics written about? George III (1760-1820) Historical Characteristics The Main Governing Structure of the Romantic Period How the Romantic Period change society (then and now) How has modern literature been affected by the Romantic Period? Elements of modern society that have been influenced by the Romantic Period -Love brought peoples spirits up
-It became natural for people to believe things would turn out for the better
-Very different from 18th century poets writing about political truths in society
-Helped people to create dreams and fantasies -Movies (based on books from this literary time period and the romance genre in general)
-TV Shows
-Everyday life/Relationships -It has motivated romantic writers to express emotion without fear of ridicule and controversy so they are free to explore their creative minds
-More effort into the psychological character development
-Romantic literature broke the barrier of being too personal, intense or portraying more emotion than ever seen in neoclassical literature -In this time people in England and Britain were ruled by a King
- The Act of Settlement required that the heir to the English throne be a Protestant descendant of the Electress Sophia of Hanover
-King of Great Britain and Ireland
-Known for the Joining of Great Britain and Ireland (1801)
-Early in his reign, Great Britain defeated France in the Seven Years' War and became the main European power in North America and India
-He was smitten with a particular lady but his adviser did not approve thus creating a bit of a love story in its own for him
-The UK was seperate countries (Scotland, Ireland, England, etc...)
-Over the decades they started to become united as one colony (now known as the United Kingdom in 1801)
-Debates on slavery were also being brought up (in 1791 Parliament rejected William Willberforces bill to abolish slavery)
-Corn laws were introduced to protect crops -Nationalism
-Darkness / Cynical characters (Gothic period was also involved in the Romantic period)
-Perseverance -Beauty
-The search for affection
-Heartache Love was written about to get peoples minds off of the treacheries that people had been enduring over the past years. Writers of the romantic era did not consider themselves "Romantics" but were seen to belong to a number of distinct movements. People needed to be given hope and imagination in their lives, this literary period gave that to them by providing them with love and affection in their writings. Introduction Romantic Period Overview - 1780 to 1830 (England)
- 1790 to 1890 (America - Transcendental Period)
- The Transcendental period overlaps with the Romantic period and the Victorian period in England
-People were tired of hearing about reality and wanted to be able to see their life in a more positive way, thus creating the Romantic literary period
-Well known writers in this period are; Jane Austen, Coleridge, Johann von Goethe and Keats -People live for "Prince Charming"
-Our society always hopes for miracles
-We have evolved our social/mating 'rituals' that started out from the Romantic Period
-People now abuse the meaning of love
-"Chivalry is dead" Now Then Romantic Period Overview Conclusion Why I believe the Romantic Period should be preserved: The Romantic Period should be preserved due to the fact that love is everywhere in our society. Whether it is family oriented or for "Prince Charming" people in the future would benefit from learning about the old way of affection and "wooing". Also, most media is affected by this time period due to creating characters with in depth character profiles and love interests. In conclusion, the literature in the Romantic Period will help future societies with communication in their everyday life. Love Pride & Prejudice
Jane Austen Pride & Prejudice This novel is a romantic classic, it provides hope and fantasy to women in our society. It follows the main topics of this the Romantic period and has influenced media today into creating countless plays, movies and character profiles after Jane Austen's, Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen -Born: Dec 16th 1775 in Hampshire, England
-Jane was never married
-People say that her life is straight from her own writings
-At age 11 she began writing short stories
-It is to be believed that Jane fell in love with their neighbors nephew, Tom LeFroy based on letters she had written to friends and family
-Jane and Tom were engaged but they both had no money and were set for failure. This event was said to go on to become her most famous novel, Pride & Prejudice
-Jane has loved, lived and died
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