The Romantic Era has produced ideas and texts that contribute to the society that is seen today. Examples of these texts include Thoreau's Walden and my Learner Choice novel, Red Rising. The Romantic Era ties into Freedom & Selfhood and is important to the development of today’s society and the future ahead. It allowed people to begin to look at the world through a different lens, a lens that showed them how to embrace freedom and to find yourself. In his book, Walden, Henry David Thoreau uses imagery, simile, and metaphor, to develop his theme of self-reliance and individualism within nature.
Analysis of Werther’s Characteristics The sorrows of young werther is a German writer johann Wolfgang Goethe is one of the most famous masterpiece. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German modern outstanding poets, writers and thinkers. The sorrows of young werther this epistolary novel written in first person, not only conveys the feudal system in Europe from the ancient to the capitalist system of excessive transformation period, the middle-aged and young generation to pursue "personality liberation", "emotional freedom", "return to nature of social status", "establishing equal relationship" between people's strong desire, also illustrates the author's own distinct position. Wether’s Characteristics in the book are preferable by people and become
THE DIDEROT EFFECT 1706032059 MEGHA RANGARAJ The Enlightenment period was simply known as the “age of reasons”. Many thinkers / philosophers / artist / writers etc. from different places in France, Britain and other parts of Europe argued with the authorities that “humanity could be improved through rational change”. The enlightenment period brought out or rather gave rise to various books, essays, inventions, scientific discoveries, laws, wars and revolutions. One such prominent figure in the Enlightenment Period was a French philosopher / artist / writer called Denis Diderot whose works included The Encyclopedia, the novels La Religiusse, Le Neveaux De Rameau etc.
He feels the divine presence in the nature that soothes him out of his “weariness” (stanza 2 line 25). Also, he certainly does see nature as the ultimate creator and himself as her worshipper. (Duncan. S Wordsworth and Nature: Growing Old Together in "Tintern Abbey"). According to Sara Duncan, Wordsworth uses devotional words in a very naturalistic mode to describe nature.
The Age of Enlightenment was a period of time when a movement of intellectuals strove to create tolerance of religion, separation of state and church, as well as removing complete power of the monarch. The Glorious Revolution of 1688, followed many Enlightenment principles. The cause of this revolution was the people’s displeasure with the Catholic king, James II, in hopes of turning the country to Protestantism, William of Orange, the king of Holland, and his wife Mary II, James oldest child. This quick and almost bloodless revolution put William of Orange of the English throne, gaining Protestants religious freedom, but suppressed the freedoms of Catholics. Although the Glorious Revolution was fueled in part by religious intolerance, ultimately the Glorious Revolution was a direct outcome of the Age of Enlightenment.
The Intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment occupies an important position in the growth of Western civilization. How it totally affected society, especially French society is a subject of debate, from the beginning of the Revolution to today. In fact, two schools of interpretation are involved. The first school is the conservative school, Edmund Burke is the best example. The second is the liberal school of which Thomas Paine represents.
Philosophical advancements were extremely characteristic of the Age of Enlightenment, allowing many artists and writers to pave the way to express their own ideologies and philosophies through both art and literature. In response to these Enlightenment philosophers, professor William Harmon and author Hugh Holman write, “The philosophes agreed on faith in human rationality and the existence of discoverable and universally valid principles governing human beings, nature and society. They opposed intolerance, restraint, spiritual authority, and reveled religion” (Harmon and Holman, 190). Voltaire, an incredibly renowned writer during the Enlightenment era, was revolutionary in establishing the characters in his works to be innovative in a sense of philosophy— each having their own perspective and outlook on what it means to be living in the world. As far as philosophical development during this time period, Voltaire was able to advance his personal convictions regarding philosophy in Candide as a way of mocking the time of the Enlightenment altogether, essentially using satire throughout his book to criticize the society and era in which he lived.
John Wolfgang Von Goethe is a German writer and a national leader. He is one of the eminent writers of the Sturm and Drang movement. He is inspired by the thought of Jean John Rousseau and Georg Hamann. Moreover, his work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a spectacular meters and styles. The Sturm and Drang movement has emerged in Germany as a reaction against the Enlightenment.
However, the reader can 't help but sense the fear and concern these romantic writers experienced during the Romanticism Era since it followed the Industrial Revolution and threatened a critical source of peace these individuals had which is nature. They thrived on literature, nature and imagination to glorify the present and paint it in the finest artistic way possible. We still enjoy these works of arts by simply holding a book and unleashing the power of imagination. Regarding to my personal reflection about the poem, it is a simple poem with lots of imagery. It is a very beautiful poem gives a close image of the purity and beauty of nature, and the deep human emotion inspired by the natural landscape.
Compare and contrast the poems “Marina” and “Gerontion”, noting how they share certain modern techniques and themes Modernism is used to describe new and distinctive features in literature especially those features that emerged after World War I. Features signified by modernism are used differently with every user however their uses all involve diverting from traditional bases of Western art and culture (Abrams 167). Eliot, one of the most influential Modernist poets, experimented with new forms and new styles that caused disorder which was contrasted to a lost order and integration that he claimed had been based on the religion and myths of the cultural past (Abrams 168). This essay will compare and contrast Eliot’s poems “Marina” and “Gerontion”