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Transcript of Romanticism
Self-Expression Free Style Significant Authors & Works Shakespeare
Joseph-Marie De Maistre, French writer, 1 April 1753 – 26 February 1821, created more philosophical works that influenced the culture and was more out of the ordinary which was the main stand out for the romantic era, works: Considérations sur la France, Letters to a Russian Gentleman on the Spanish Inquisition
Thomas Chatterton, 20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770, English poet, died of arsenic poisoning, considerable chance that it was in an attempt to suicide, works: A hymn for Christmas day, and a new song The
Romantics Values & Beliefs Man is natuarally good in means by nature
Man behaves well, but is hindered by civilization
Sincerity, spontaneity, and faith are the markers of truth
Focus on the individual…what is special in man is to be valued over what is representative
Nature as a source of instruction, delight ,nourishment, inspiration, and wisdom
for the soul.
nature; life in nature often contrasted with the unnatural constraints of society
Rejection of the values of democracy and the freedom of the individual
Interest & respect for the past
(medieval tales, folk tales, mythology)
Imagination, exotic, and supernatural.
Imagination, emotion, spontaneity, feeling and Nature are more important than rational thought
Assignment (3/7/12) William Shakespeare, 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616, English play writer and wrote sonnets, earliest romantic writers, many works most famous for Romeo and Juliet, as well as many others, some others consist of his multiple sonnets Joseph-Marie De Maistre Reason Religious Romantic
Politics "Do It Now" List all you know about the Romantic era and the style of writing the authors used. Finish up Romantic Era Questions Thomas Chatterton