Analysis: The Man Who Shot The Albatross

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CIA II The Man Who Shot the Albatross Name: Sanjana Berry Class: TYBA Roll number: 226 UID number: 120017 Course Code: ENG.6.01 The Romantic movement is often looked upon as a reaction against the Enlightenment 's focus on the logical in favor of the purely emotional. It was deeply rooted in the Enlightenment 's focus on reason, and often portrayed love as tormented and unreachable. The best way to describe the Romantic movement is as "the rebellious child of the Enlightenment". The Romantic era spanned approximately 1798 to 1832, although many contemporary scholars extend the dates to varying degrees on either end. The movement arose during a time when print culture was continuing its sharp rise. Printed materials were available to a wide audience instead of on a manuscript basis, inspiring writers to delve into "ordinary" themes and characters. However, this is not to say that the quality of the Romantics ' writing was less than those preceding them, mundane, or low quality. Rather, it strove to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. Some major themes of the Romantic movement include the subjectivity of experience, the marriage of pleasure and pain, the location of the infinite or sublime in nature and a corresponding reverence for the natural world, and liminal spaces and states. The typical progression of a Romantic narrative describes the hero 's journey from a state of innocence to one of sad wisdom, attained through realizations that occur in a

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