Romantic art tended to revolve around nature or some heroic deed, ignoring or tuning away from industry and logic, and when it did not, it reviled it. Paintings often depicted beautiful landscapes such as those by Friedrich and Turner. William Wordsworth wrote poems about nature that portrayed it as a mystical, mysterious force. Romantic writers, such as Edgar Allen Poe and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe emphasized emotion, tragic figures, and sometimes mystery giving rise to Gothic literature. Romanticism responded to industrialization by shunning it and turning to nature, emotion, and mysticism.
To what extent is Blanche a tragic hero in ‘Streetcar Named Desire’? Aristotle believed that a tragic hero could be summarised as a male of generally a high social standing (such as a king or a prince) who possessed a fatal flaw that would result in their downfall. Aristotle displayed this view of a traditional tragic hero in his book ‘Poetics’- a major work that discusses literary and dramatic theory. However, over time the stereotypical image of a tragic hero has transformed, for instance in 1949 the Arthur Miller essay ‘Tragedy and the Common Man’ contradicts Aristotle and states that tragedy can also portray ordinary people in a domestic environment. Williams’ play is an example of a modern tragedy and Blanche is a complex tragic hero, as she is embodying both the traditional aspects of a tragic hero, but also introducing the new ideologies simultaneously.
Poe’s writing style demonstrated the knowledge of the human mind, the fears that haunt human being, and the work of literary genius. Poe’s work “The Tell-Tale Heart” showed each one of the characteristics. Edgar Poe was born on January 19, 1809 to Elizabeth Hopkins and David Poe. A year after his birth, his mother died of tuberculosis, and his father abandoned
In order to emphasise Larkin’s outlooks onto time and it’s passing, one can highlight the similarities and differences between Larkin and Abse’s poetry. In ‘Love Songs In Age’, Larkin illustrates the view that time and it’s passing merely leads to many disappointments. The enjambment he uses amongst all three stanzas, “and stood/relearning” in the first and second and “more/the glare” between the second and third; this implies the suggestion that love cannot stop the passing of time and the instances that happen within it, for example the death of the woman’s husband. During the first stanza, Larkin uses imagery to create a memoir of the music sheets that the woman has found, “one marked in circles”, “and coloured”, suggesting that the joy of life, love and happiness isn’t appreciated until age shows what one has missed during their youth. We can then imply from this suggestion that Larkin feels time is only appreciated during the older years of one’s life.
Nevertheless, Elizabeth Barrett Browning advocates that the strength of love can help overcome the obstacles. In contrast, F. Scott Fitzgerald sees the world dissolved in excessive corruption shown through The Great Gatsby as it exemplifies the failure of the American Dream as well as the broken world where love struggles to exist. Love through the two texts is shown to be powerful and necessary for fulfilment. The love presented through the Sonnets from the Portuguese suggests that her life was completely changed as a result of the dominance of love. Prior to this her life was shown as dark and deathly through the personification of the “mystic shape” that moves behind her.
Gatsby’s Fairy Dream In the early 19th century, at the end of the “Romantic Period”, an English poet named John Keats composed a poetic masterpiece called La Belle Dame sans Merci. The Romantic writers, along with Mr. Keats, created a political, social, and literary movement that explored how much love defined the human nature. La Belle Dame sans Merci, on the surface, may seem to be just another Romantic poem revolving around the tale of courtly love, but in truth, there is a deeper meaning and story associated to the love that the knight feels for his fair lady. The romantic encounter that the knight and the beautiful fairy have in the story abruptly ends in tragedy for the smitten, young man as he becomes so enraptured with the mythical,
Romanticism versus Impressionism Bridgette Williams Martin Methodist College Art121 Abstract Romanticism had been a revolt against the values of the Industrial Revolution and middle class putting emphasis on individual subjective experience, the sublime, the supremacy of "Nature" as a subject for art, revolutionary or radical extensions of expression, and individual liberty. By mid-century, however, a synthesis of the ideas of Romanticism with stable governing forms had emerged, partly in reaction to the failed Romantic and democratic Revolutions of 1848. The first was impressionism a school of painting that initially focused on work done, not in studios, but outdoors. Impressionist paintings demonstrated that human beings do not see objects, but instead see light itself. Romanticism versus Impressionism The 19th century was a time of great change and revolution, especially in France.
Browning’ poetry explores the consequences of obsession. How effectively does F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby deal with this issue in a different context and form? An idea that continually preoccupies and intrudes on a person’s mental and physical state is a term referred to as 1obsession and can lead to a character’s salvation or undoing. Elizabeth Barrett-Browning’s, “Sonnets from the Portuguese”, composed in the Victorian age of unparalleled power and industrial revolution, reflects significantly on the ideas of obsession and it’s ramifications through figurative language, poetic devices and techniques. Ideas such as idealistic love and societal expectations are heavily embedded within the Petrarchan sonnet form, which, on the
“Where be these enemies? Capulet! Montague! See what a surge(?) is laid upon your hate That heaven finds means to kills yours joys with love” (V, iii, 291-293) “For there never was a story of more woe, then this of Juliet and her Romeo” (V, iii, 309-310) Tragedy- Reinforced by the death of Mercutio as it is seen by Levin as quite an ironic end, as he has been the satirist- “represents the play moving from Romantic comedy to Romantic tragedy.” Comparing Comedy & Tragedy- Tragedy tends to isolate where comedy bring together, to reveal the uniqueness of individuals rather than what they have in common with others.
Clement Clarke Moore’s, “A Visit from St. Nick,” Ernest Lawrence Thayer “Casey at the Bat,” and “Annabel Lee,” by Edgar Allen Poe are three very intriguing poems. Clement Clarke Moore story will give the reader a reminiscent time by extracting their childhood times. Lawrence’s story “Casey ate the Bat” explains the audacity of the prideful man. Finally, the well-known poet, Edgar Allen Poe leads us to believe he is truly in love with a girl he met in the childhood years of his life. Each story is unique in its own way.