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alex van patten

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Transcript of 1800s

The Conflict Within Man Artistic Movements of the 1800's Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde was an author and a poet who wrote novels and plays about man's inner most conflicts. Oscar Wilde was a man who was frightened by the aspect of growing old and eventually dying.He wanted to always remain young and beautiful, but could not. he portrayed these fears in his novel"The Picture of Dorian Gray." This is a novel about a man who stays eternally young due to the fact that an enchanted painting of him ages instead. Eventually Dorian Gray is taken over by the conflict inside of him, causing him to look upon the painting of his aged self. As soon as he looks at the picture the spell is broken, and he ages so rapidly he turns into an ancient figure who is scarcely alive. A Brief History of Oscar Wilde. Robert Louis Stevenson - Born November 13th, 1850 in Edinburgh.

-Died December 3rd, 1894 in Vailima.

- Robert Louis Stevenson studied at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Academy.

- His most known books are "Treasure Island" and "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." Robert Louis Stevenson is a very talented and worldly man. Aside form writing Many novels and plays, he also dabbled in many different forms of writing such as being a gothicist, a historian, and a world traveler. One of the most know and famous novels he ever wrote was "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." This book is about a man who experiments with body enhancements, but soon realizes he cannot control his "other side" any longer. Dr. Jekyll, being the scientist that he is, concocts a serum to keep his other side at bay, but soon runs out and is consumed by the monstrous Mr. Hyde. A Look at Robert Louis Stevenson. -Born: October 16th, 1854 in Dublin
-Died: November 3rd, 1900 in Paris

-The Portrait of Dorian Gray was Wilde's only real novel.

-Regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the Victorian Era, Wilde wrote and produced nine plays. Gustave Dore Gustave Dore was a brilliant and very dark French artist who chose to explore the beauty in death and afterlife. He exhibits this in his illustrations for the book "Dante's Inferno, the Divine Comedy." Ironically enough, this book is not at all funny, and takes a man through the dark twists and turns of hell itself. The Life of Gustave Dore. -Born January 6th, 1832 in Strasbourg.

-Died January 23rd, 1883 in Grenoble.

- Was alive for the romanticism period.

- Most Famous and influential works were "The Judgement of Solomon," and "The Creation of Light." Hector Berlioz Sent to Paris to study medicine by his father when he was young, Hector started to study music instead. Three years after the death of Beethoven, Hector wrote and performed his most famous musical work, "The Programmatic Symphonie Fantastique." One of his most famous pieces, the Symphony Fantastique musically describes a young artist falling hopelessly in unrequited love with a girl. The hero obsesses over how perfect she is for about three movements, before pumping himself with opium and promptly having a vision of his own execution in the 4th.You hear the bit at the end, where it gets all peaceful for a second, and then there are two little thuds and a drumroll? Well that peaceful bit represents the girl, which is the protagonist’s dying thought: the two thuds are the drop of a guillotine and the hero’s head bouncing on the floor. Hector Berlioz's Life History. -Born December 11th, 1803 in La Côte-Saint-André

-Died March 8th, 1869 in Paris

- He had one child named Louis Berlioz who also grew up to be a composer

- His music was mostly influenced by the plays of Shakespeare, such as Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.

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