Romanticism It’s not all  hugs & kisses!
Romantic Period in British Literature <ul><li>a time of nature-inspired poetry, political questioning, and individualism. ...
The  Beginning <ul><li>William Wordsworth co- published a “new kind” of poetry with friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge.  </li>...
Historic Connections <ul><li>German literary movement  Sturm und   Drang   suffering main character </li></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
ROMANTICS <ul><li>question authority and values  </li></ul><ul><li>question anything that infringes on personal liberty </...
Byronic Hero <ul><li>Movies popularize the ideal of an irresistible bad boy,  </li></ul><ul><li>This stereotype entered ou...
Byronic Hero Captain Jack Sparrow?
The ability to describe ordinary events as extraordinary is characteristic of Romantic literature. ORDINARY = EXTRAORDINARY
The Romantics… <ul><li>valued individual experience, </li></ul><ul><li>trusted  in emotions </li></ul><ul><li>rejected the...
THE BIG 8 ROMANTICS <ul><li>WILLIAM BLAKE </li></ul><ul><li>WILLIAM WORDSWORTH </li></ul><ul><li>SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE <...
ROMANTIC NOVELS Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein  representative of the period.
Romanticism:  12 Characteristics <ul><li>Sensibility </li></ul><ul><li>Primitivism </li></ul><ul><li>Love of Nature </li><...
Characteristic #1 Sensibility <ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Consciousness raising </li></ul>
Characteristic #2:  Primitivism <ul><li>The belief that man continues to corrupt nature of man </li></ul><ul><li>Primitive...
Characteristic #3:  Love of Nature <ul><li>A preference for a world that is untamed, or unspoiled by man  </li></ul>
Characteristic #4:  Sympathetic Interest in the Past <ul><li>Medieval Period </li></ul>
Characteristic #4 Cont.  <ul><li>Picturesque Details that are unnatural because they are so ‘picture perfect” that they co...
Nostalgia: <ul><li>Showing a preference for living in the past, rather than the present, because the past is considered to...
Characteristic #5:  Mysticism <ul><li>Belief that there is common flow of spiritual matter shared by all </li></ul><ul><li...
Characteristic #6:  Individualism <ul><li>Emphasis on the uniqueness of each individual </li></ul>
 
Characteristic #7:  Idealization of Rural Life <ul><li>Love of the Country </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul>
Characteristic # 8:  Enthusiasm for the wild, irregular, or grotesque in nature & art <ul><li>Wild and untamed </li></ul><...
 
Characteristic # 9:  Unrestrained imagination <ul><li>No Limits to what you can do! </li></ul>
Characteristic # 10:  Enthusiasm for Uncivilized or natural <ul><li>Savage man </li></ul><ul><li>Indian stereotypes   </li...
Characteristic #11:  Sentimental Melancholy <ul><li>Focus on death </li></ul><ul><li>“ Graveyard School” </li></ul>
Characteristic #12:  Emotional Psychology in fiction <ul><li>Frankenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Denied love, search for accept...
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    1. 1. Romanticism It’s not all hugs & kisses!
    2. 2. Romantic Period in British Literature <ul><li>a time of nature-inspired poetry, political questioning, and individualism. </li></ul>
    3. 3. The Beginning <ul><li>William Wordsworth co- published a “new kind” of poetry with friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Lyrical Ballads” (1798) - the beginning of the Romantic Period. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Historic Connections <ul><li>German literary movement Sturm und Drang suffering main character </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>martyr , a rebel, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>an iconoclast going against society. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. ROMANTICS <ul><li>question authority and values </li></ul><ul><li>question anything that infringes on personal liberty </li></ul>
    6. 6. Byronic Hero <ul><li>Movies popularize the ideal of an irresistible bad boy, </li></ul><ul><li>This stereotype entered our culture in the Romantic poetry of Lord Byron. </li></ul><ul><li>These ill-fated but beautifully emotional characters are called “Byronic Heroes.” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Byronic Hero Captain Jack Sparrow?
    8. 8. The ability to describe ordinary events as extraordinary is characteristic of Romantic literature. ORDINARY = EXTRAORDINARY
    9. 9. The Romantics… <ul><li>valued individual experience, </li></ul><ul><li>trusted in emotions </li></ul><ul><li>rejected the social ‘us’ and embraces the ‘me’! </li></ul><ul><li>let Intuitions, feelings, and emotions rule. </li></ul><ul><li>believed man’s heart was a more valuable guide than his head. </li></ul>EMOTIONS RULE
    10. 10. THE BIG 8 ROMANTICS <ul><li>WILLIAM BLAKE </li></ul><ul><li>WILLIAM WORDSWORTH </li></ul><ul><li>SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE </li></ul><ul><li>JANE AUSTEN </li></ul><ul><li>LORD BYRON </li></ul><ul><li>PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN KEATS </li></ul><ul><li>MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT SHELLEY </li></ul>
    11. 11. ROMANTIC NOVELS Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein representative of the period.
    12. 12. Romanticism: 12 Characteristics <ul><li>Sensibility </li></ul><ul><li>Primitivism </li></ul><ul><li>Love of Nature </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic Interest in Past </li></ul><ul><li>Mysticism </li></ul><ul><li>Individualism </li></ul><ul><li>Idealization of Rural Life </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm for Wild/Irregular/Grotestue </li></ul><ul><li>Unrestrained Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm for “Uncivilized” or Natural </li></ul><ul><li>Human Rights </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Psychology in Fiction </li></ul>
    13. 13. Characteristic #1 Sensibility <ul><li>Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Consciousness raising </li></ul>
    14. 14. Characteristic #2: Primitivism <ul><li>The belief that man continues to corrupt nature of man </li></ul><ul><li>Primitive = sense of goodness, Purity, Connection to God </li></ul>
    15. 15. Characteristic #3: Love of Nature <ul><li>A preference for a world that is untamed, or unspoiled by man </li></ul>
    16. 16. Characteristic #4: Sympathetic Interest in the Past <ul><li>Medieval Period </li></ul>
    17. 17. Characteristic #4 Cont. <ul><li>Picturesque Details that are unnatural because they are so ‘picture perfect” that they could not exist in the real world. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Nostalgia: <ul><li>Showing a preference for living in the past, rather than the present, because the past is considered to be better, simpler, or more exciting. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Characteristic #5: Mysticism <ul><li>Belief that there is common flow of spiritual matter shared by all </li></ul><ul><li>Once a person dies their spirit returns to common pool of life </li></ul>
    20. 20. Characteristic #6: Individualism <ul><li>Emphasis on the uniqueness of each individual </li></ul>
    21. 22. Characteristic #7: Idealization of Rural Life <ul><li>Love of the Country </li></ul><ul><li>Simplicity </li></ul>
    22. 23. Characteristic # 8: Enthusiasm for the wild, irregular, or grotesque in nature & art <ul><li>Wild and untamed </li></ul><ul><li>Unexplainable </li></ul>
    23. 25. Characteristic # 9: Unrestrained imagination <ul><li>No Limits to what you can do! </li></ul>
    24. 26. Characteristic # 10: Enthusiasm for Uncivilized or natural <ul><li>Savage man </li></ul><ul><li>Indian stereotypes </li></ul>
    25. 27. Characteristic #11: Sentimental Melancholy <ul><li>Focus on death </li></ul><ul><li>“ Graveyard School” </li></ul>
    26. 28. Characteristic #12: Emotional Psychology in fiction <ul><li>Frankenstein </li></ul><ul><li>Denied love, search for acceptance, rejected, turns to hate </li></ul>

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