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Romantic period

  1. 1. Romanticicism, a result of a Growing Nation
  2. 2. Natural Writers Are simply people who observe and write about the living planet, who witness the birth and death of the residents, who understand we all share the earth equally, and who tell the stories that come from the earth.
  3. 3. Sila (inuit dialect) “The power of nature, weather, human and consciousness as one and the same”. No separation between the “emotional weather” and the natural forces on the outside that affect us.
  4. 4. Changes could Changes our view of ourselves In what ways did the growth in the size of the United States during this period affect the Nation view of itself?  The new prosperity unleashed fierce competition, leading to the creation of factories scarred by child labor and unsafe work conditions.  Most women could not vote or file a law suit until 1850’s there was a promotion of women’s rights.  There was a conflict between abolitionist and slavery.
  5. 5. The World in 19th Century Historical Events  Napoleon Bonaparte became an emperor  Hong Kong became a British Colony  First exploration of Antarctica.  Crimean Wars Literary Gems  Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)  Frankenstein (Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley)  Notre Dame de Paris (Victor Hugo)  The Communist Manifesto (Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx)
  6. 6. U.S.A. in the 19th Century Historical events  Extension of the territory with the Louisiana Purchase.  Steamboat first trip from New York to Albany.  U.S. declared war to Great Britain.  Mexican Wars extended the United States border.  F.b. Morse patent telegraph.  California Gold rush begins. Literary Gems  Thamerlane (Edgar Allan Poe)  The Scarlett letter , The house of Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)  Moby Dick (Herman Melville)  Uncle Tom’s Cabin (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
  7. 7. Changes actions reactions Changes As a result of the growing prosperity, what challenges confronted the United States in mid-nineteenth century?  After the War of 1812, The United States convinced Europeans that they were on the world stage to stay. In the Monroe Doctrine in 1823, President James Monroe warned Europe not to intervene in the new Latin American Nations .
  8. 8. Changes in paper In what way does the literary of this period reflect the country expansion? “had a lively faith in the perfectibility of a  Americans man,” believing “what appears to them to be good may be superseded by something better tomorrow.” Democracy in America, Alexis de Tocqueville  Before 1800’s American writers were no widely read, until they began to gave their own voice being their primary subject the quest of individuals to define himor helself.  Romantics writers do not necessarily write about love, they elevate the imagination over reason and intuition over fact.
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