In the decades following the Civil War as the United States was changing from a primarily agricultural to an industrialized nation the American intellectual landscapes was changing in equally important ways. New ideas in the worlds of literature, science and philosophy were having great impact on intellectual and artistic endeavors and theses ideas were not just influencing the social elites but also America’s growing mass of ordinary, literate citizens. This influence would set in motion a change in mass direction for the United States. There are many important events that occurred during the Gilded Age. This age was birthed at a time following the Civil War, around the Reconstruction Era and it would continue to rise until its last breath
HS5610: POETRY ASSIGNMENT: WILLIAM BLAKE ARYAPADMAM C. HS11H011 INTRODUCTION William Blake was one of the most well-known English authors, whose works were seminal part of the Romantic movement in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth century Europe . He was not only a poet but also a painter as well as a printmaker too. He created diverse and symbolically rich work of art through his imagination. But his works were criticized by his contemporaries and he was given the label of ‘a poor man who is mad’.
What is Equality’s primary motivation for his experiments? Equality realizes his invention will benefit humanity immensely, but that is not his true reason for harnessing the “power of the sky” (53). The real reason for experimenting was his curiosity of the world surrounding him. “We wished to know about all the things which make the world around us,” this shows Equality’s eternal thirst for knowledge
Bacon supported the sciences and believed scientific knowledge should be easy to access and understand. Charleton, a doctor and natural philosopher, wrote that the activities of atoms were “impossible to imagine” (Doc 8). This shows that people felt the urge to observe the laws of nature because they were curious. Charleton supported science and believed that people should make scientific discoveries to explain everyday occurrences. Leibniz, a German philosopher, wrote that movements of matter were “produced for the happiness of the good” (Doc 11).
He was born in 1822 (par 1). Matthew Arnold was also a British poet just like John Masefield. Matthew Arnold became Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1867 (par 1). Arnold felt that faith in religion was dwindling during his time period (par 2). “Arnold’s arguments, for a renewed religious faith and an adoption of classical aesthetics and morals, are particularly representative of mainstream Victorian intellectual concerns (par 2).”
The story of Victor Hugo is universal and can be understood by all. “Victor Hugo gives people hope while also putting the world in perspective”. His story’s Which was mostly written about love also included all types of writings. Victor Hugo’s Writing style was affected by Family life, political views and personal tragedy.
Romanticism was a time which had many unique attributes, but Washington Irving did not agree with those attributes and made fun of those ideas through his writing. Romanticism is a time period that was at its peak from 1800-1850 in which people all over the world focused on the many new ideas in art, music, and writing. The definition of Romanticism is simply, anything but the here or now or whatever isn’t realistic but is commonly referred to as the time period
John Milton adapted Paradise Lost by focusing on particular religious concerns of the 17th century. Percy Bysshe Shelley, in Queen Mab, combined William Godwins 's idea of "necessity" with nature to claim that the evils in society will ultimately disband. But above all poets, with a true modernization of the epic, is Walt Whitman 's Leaves of Grass,
In 19th century literature, writers explore the creation of new identities in regards to the societies they are writing in. The growth of scientific knowledge in the 1800s caused various discoveries to occur, presenting the events of the three novels as plausible occurrences. Frankenstein is shown to create the Creature due to his obsession with knowledge. Similarly, Jekyll creates Hyde due to scientific interest. Dantès is shown to create his identities, not due to the growth of science, but in order to become part of the development of culture in France after the events of the Revolutionary Wars.
Romanticisim was a movement in literature and art which lasted from about 1789-1870 in Europe, North America and Latin America .The rising of Romanticism is associated with the Industrial Revolution, or with the American War of Independence and the French Revolution. Especially, the Industrial Revolution led to some technological and socio-economic-cultural changes at that period in the Europe. As a matter of fact that these changes invited to people to use of natural sources and the mass production of manufactured goods ,mankind obtained new skills and became a machine operator who was dependent on factory. After all,having control over nature and the ability of using resources gave a confidence to humanity. Thus,Romanticism was born as a reaction to mechanization of human life by evoking the emotional side of human and falsifiying reality.
Elias Howe with the invention of the sewing machine that revolutionized the fabric industry. The creative minds of these inventors helped development the blueprint of a better, more efficient America. Nonetheless, having hope for a better future doesn’t always mean technological advances or advancements in society, in the context of war, it means making it to see another tomorrow. Through the 20th century, America was faced with various extensive wars.
The industrial revolution was a time when humans started to use machines instead of raw manpower. Instead of goods being made in people's homes they were now made in large factories. Exportation of goods increased and so did ways to export them. Steam engines, textile mills and other machines were invented during this time. For factory owners and businessmen life was good because they would make a large profit from the factories production but for the factory workers life was horrible.