Romanticism In Spanish Literature

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Romanticism in Spanish literature The era of Romanticism (Romanticismo) was a movement in the arts that thrived in America and Europe from the late 1700s to the mid 1800s and from the period of the French revolution in 1789. It has been by far one of the most difficult origins to spot due to the wideness of its beginnings, artistic emotion, and time structure. Romantic artists praised nature, glorified the past and celebrated the divinity of creation. There is a primary importance on freedom of self-expression, honesty, and originality. The era revolted against classicism and all artists turned to references of inspiration for subject matter and artistic technique. Their handling of subject was more emotional rather than sensible, instinctive…show more content…
It protects the restoration of traditional ideals into politics, nationalism and religion that were present during the past century. Some authors were José Zorrilla in Spain (Madrid), Walter Scott (England), and Chateaubriand (France). The second type of Romanticism was the revolutionary romanticism, which has three main features, the seek and evidence of the irrational knowledge contradicted by reason, Hegelian discussion and historicism. Some of the main authors in the epoch were Victor Hugo (France), Lord Byron (England) and the legendary José de Espronceda in Spain. The era of Romanticism had various characteristics, one of the main ones was the rejection of neoclassicism, were romanticism didn’t obey by the rules foisted during Neoclassicism. All romantics mixed the contrasting genres and verses; they did not respect the Aristotelian…show more content…
With all of them a cultural new movement called Romanticism came particularly in the literary area. Romanticism began a revolution that was so magnificent that many of the ideas from it are still in power today. Romantic authors attempted to recreate the middle ages. They looked for ideals that could be moved and transferred to literature. Romanticism reached Spain a small bit after. Spanish Romanticism was especially felt on the dramatic production of the time. It focused on the on the commonality of humankind while using nature and art together. Authors and their works shed light on the people’s universal natures. Realism and Rationalism were constructed during this time of the century. Both being very important characteristics. Romanticism was the reacting against the “Enlightenment”. However, the Enlightenments’ main reason was the center of human achievement, while in Romanticism distrusted human mind and its value was based on emotions and qualities. Romanticism had feeling of optimism. This period in Spain reinforced emotionalism and its philosophies highly influenced the Transcendental
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