How Did Romanticism Change In The Industrial Revolution

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From the second half of the XVIII century England became the centre of Industrialization. The Industrial Revolution which lasted over 60 years changed both the economy and the natural scenery of the country. Pastures and open fields were enclosed and turned into manufacture factories. Farmers left without land moved into big cities in search of new working places and income. However, increased mechanisation of the industrial factories decreased the need for human labour and created high levels of unemployment. Accordingly, within a short period of time acute poverty spread all over the England. The Industrial Revolution corresponded revolts in the political order. Being disappointed with the economic inequality in country French population…show more content…
When the idea to create the ordered model of world where everything could be foreseen and set by the accepted rules was not achieved, it provoked a feeling of constant changeability of the life surrounding people and promoted the revelation of new characteristics in individual such as, power of imagination, love of freedom, independence of reasoning and desire to implement his own ideal model of world. All these changes contributed to the rise and formation of the new age called Romanticism. Romanticism emerged from the aspiration to achieve equality and individual rights. It was directed against the French Revolution, as well as, against the bourgeois norms and capitalist civilization which strangled the personal freedom of population and had driven them to poverty. Literary Romanticism appeared as a reaction against the Enlightenment period and the cold rationality connected with it. It was a movement indicated by the shift of sensibility and support for the independence of man and nature. Romanticism was an epoch of individualism in which philosophers and poets alike put an extraordinarily high estimate on human potentialities and powers, and stressed the significance of subjective experience, which alone could achieve a sense of the eternal and the
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