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REAL macbeth slides

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Jasper Jeffrey

on 17 December 2012

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ROMANTICISM (What the heck is it?) IN A NUTSHELL Romanticism was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement The movement itself was widespread, spanning from Northern Europe in places such as Germany and the Netherlands to the lower sections of Spain and Italy. that was formed in Europe during the 1700's. The concepts of Romanticism were novel and presented a stark contrast to the Industrial Revolution as well as combating the Aristocratic Social and political formalities of the time. But what are the concepts of Romanticism? CONCEPTS OF ROMANTICISM: One of the most important concepts
of Romanticism was originality-or
romantic originality as some people called
it. Also Accentuated was the portrayal of
nature and its raw beauty. In romantic works, people were often depicted as being alone in nature, opposed to the group-mindedness of the enlightenment era.
Connected with Folk Lore. CONCEPTS - CONTINUED: Emphasized physical and emotional expressions in contrast to the scientific rationality of the time. IMAGINATION! Imagination was essential if for a romanticist if one wanted to be original. Symbolism and myths were given great prominence in the romantic conception of art. Used for their ability to express many things as well as the "Inexpressible"-or the infinite. ORIGINS OF ROMANTICISM (It didn't just appear out of nowhere) ORIGIN OF ROMANTICISM: Began in the 1700's as It rose as a reaction to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution. The Romantic Movement became a
European wide movement especially
after the Industrial Revolution started,
when many revolted against the
mechanization of labor and society
in their writings. Although officially started in the late 1700's, the romantic movement was beginning to take root in the mid 18th century when there was a sudden surge of interest
in folklore. THE DOWNFALL OF ROMANTICISM The fall of romanticism in Europe occurred in 1832 , which marked the deaths of both Sir Walter Scott (Top right) and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Bottom right), two men who were among the most influential figures of their era. The eventual end of Romanticism led to the beginning of the Contemporary and Modernist era of the 19th and 20th century. Prominent Romanticists (All of them are dead now) I'm so
awesome. MARK TWAIN-(1835-1910) A beloved American writer, who is most
famous for his classics; "Tom Sawyer," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,"
and many others EMILY DICKINSON-
(1830-1886) An American writer, most famous for her poetry. MARY SHELLY- (1797-1851) An English Novelist, Short story writer, dramatist,
essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her classic novel, Frankenstein. LORD BYRON- (1788-1824)
Byron traveled to fight against the Ottoman Empire in the Greek War of Independence. He is considered a national hero by the Greeks A British poet who was a leading figure in the Romantic Movement.
JEAN-JAQUES ROUSSEAU- (1788-1824) A Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of
18th century Romanticism.
Rousseau's political philosophy, heavily influenced
the French Revolution. EDGAR ALLEN POE- (1809-1849) An American author and poet
who was considered part of the
American Romantic Movement
because of how he wrote tales
of mystery, horror and the
(Pay attention to this) Plot/Overview: Author created this story based off imagination, no personal experience. Linking nature and man
Shelly uses nature to foreshadow/comment on story:
Sun = peace
Storm = turmoil
paradoxical combinations:
*monster’s hideous body covering a beautiful soul
*everyday human personality vs. exotic appearance SETTING: landscapes have romantic quality:
barren landscape that Creature inhabits
beautiful, sunny landscape of Swiss mountains Arctic (beginning and end) symbolizes the scientific project Frankenstein is boarding:
It is the job of humans to add color to the icy, white land. VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN IS A ROMANTIC CHARACTER: He has a reliance on ingenuity and imagination. Creation of Creature is making dreams a reality: "ultimate dreamer". Past boundaries of natural order with the creation of his creature. SCIENCE VERSUS NATURE: Romantic view: nature is pure, should be undisturbed. Victor is punished for his disregard for natural order. "Science ruins nature" is a theme that is very romantic.
(Boring, but necessary) Smith, Nicole. "Elements of Romanticism in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley." Article Myriad. N.p., 6 Dec. 2011. Web. 15 Dec. 2012.
"Frankenstein Paper." Frankenstein Paper. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2012.

"Romanticism." Romanticism. ©English Department, Brooklyn College., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.

Fox, Stacy. "Romantic and Gothic Representation in Frankenstein." Frankenstein Paper. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. "Romanticism." Romanticism. N.p., 12 Feb. 2009. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
• Brians, Paul. "Romanticism." Romanticism. N.p., 11 Mar. 1998. Web. 16 Dec. 2012.
• "Romanticism." Romanticism. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2012. <http://www.iun.edu/~hisdcl/h114_2002/romanticism.htm>. Jasper's supreme intelligence FIN (You can start applauding now)
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