Romanticism In James Fenimore Cooper

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American novelist James Fenimore Cooper explored the time period of romanticism and used his writing techniques to reach audiences of all types. Cooper wrote many war novels that used different forms of literary techniques (Davis).
The literary time period in which Cooper wrote is the romanticism period. Romanticism was an artistic and intellectual movement that began in Europe towards the end of the 18th century (Krasner). Romanticism was a reaction to the Industrial Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment which were both components of modernity. Although Romanticism took the role of visual arts and literature, it also took the form of historiography. Cooper wrote novels that were based on war and other historical events. Since romanticism is the literary time period, Cooper’s novels involved romantic tellings (Davis).
Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. His mother 's name was Elizabeth Fenimore Cooper. Cooper’s father 's name was William Fenimore Cooper and he founded the town Cooperstown where Cooper grew up. When he was thirteen months old, his father moved the family to the wilderness at the southern shore of Ostego Lake. William Cooper built Ostego Hal and this led to the the development of the surrounding area known as Cooperstown. This small village would later serve as a model setting in the novel The Pioneers (Magill). As Cooperstown grew, a local academy was established. Cooper attended this local academy before going to Albany to
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