FRENCH ROMANTICISM A shift from the 18th centuries “age of reason” to 19th century focus on nature and “fulfillment” of individuals. Bethany Boland
EMERGENCE OF ROMANTICISM • Romanticism brought on the Logic and feelings of “fulfillment.” Reasoning (End of • Focused on emotion and Enlightenment} individualism. • Nature had a new found meaning it wasn’t just to define the environment, but used as metaphors for topics like love. Emotion • French Revolution and the Imagination beginning of the attention on Feeling individuals and their quest for (Beginning of self fulfillment and human Romanticism) possibility.
INFLUENTIAL WRITERS OF THE ROMANTICISM PERIOD Goethe Blake Hugo
28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 German Writer Faust considered greatest long poem of modern EuropeanLiterature. Faust- This was a story about good versus Evil. Faust was adecent man seeking fulfillment for himself. Mephistophelestempted Faust to do bad things. Faust did not take responsibilityfor his actions. His relationship between him and Gretchen showedhow much he cared for himself. His main concern throughoutseemed to be for himself. Some may come to consider him a hero,while others did not.
WILLIAM BLAKE • http://youtu.be/Sk_geYnyuOk * This video shares great detail of the introduction of William Blake and his way of thinking and accomplishments. • Blake was a writer and artist. • Born November 28th, 1757 • Class Discussion: “Blake’s Songs.” -Introduction to Romanticism - Focus shifting to individualism -Emotion takes over logic and reasoning. Nature plays a significant role in choices made and displayed frequently throughout stories of the Romanticism period.
HUGO • February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885 • French Poet • Et nox facta est -unexpected attitude towards Satan. Feelings of sympathy and sadness. -Satans fall from heaven -Satan trying to reach the light -Does not embrace evil life Other writings include: Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame de Paris.
• Used to visualize sense of story and reflect human experiences. Nature • Used to represent figures in stories and influenced peoples choices throughout each story. • Shifting into Romanticism, emotion can become as important as logic. Emotion • Possible sympathy towards evil. • Strong focus on findingIndividualism- identity and personal sense of fulfillment. fulfillment • Imagination
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