Romanticism DBQ Romanticism was a late 18th century movement that was a reaction against what was considered the ‘excessive rationality and scientific narrowness’ of the Enlightenment era. Romantics sought to conserve the idea and customs held in the Middle Ages. They viewed the middle ages as a representation of the social stability and religious reverence that was lacking from their own era. Romantics held the mystery of nature, the glorification of history, and the emotion of religion, in high regard. These views were formed in retaliation the the Enlightenment Era and defined the characteristics of Romanticism.
Two writers who were closely related to the Enlightenment provided the immediate intellectual foundations for Romanticism, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Immanuel Kant. They raised questions about whether the rationalism to the philosphes was sufficient to explain human nature and be the bedrock principle for organizing the human society. It was like Roussea and Education, where as it was Kant and Reasoning. Rousseau's conviction that society and material prosperity had corrupted human nature profoundly influenced Romantic writers. In his novel, the Emile, he stressed the difference between children and adults.
A major movement was the enlightenment. The enlightenment was in direct contrast to these views as it brought about a caviller dismissal of the prejudices that Burke sought to protect. Furthermore contrary to the conservative view the enlightened individuals promoted reason over reasonableness, as they believed this would liberate man from the oppression as the result of old laws. It would be foolish not to write this essay and not address Burke’s views on the French revolution. Burke opposed the instability and the reasoning of the revolution, as well as it’s potential to increase in violence and decline into anarchy, as it later did.
Many art historians consider the Impressionist movement to be the successor to romanticism. Today, romanticism expresses itself through lyrical poetry and novelistic writing, as well as contemporary paintings, photography, and digital art. Today’s society has expanded its limits of expressiveness and intellect to reach further boundaries of contemplation and philosophy that can be found when observing such contemporaries, especially in postmodern literature. Romanticism is exemplified through examples of contemplation and observation, acceptance, and optimism
They are in oral art form and combine entertainment, history, morality, and encouragement in an heroic adventure. The Hero embodies the ideals of the society and is helpless in the hands of fate. Some themes and characteristics are their classification as aristocratic poems dealing mainly with kings and kingship, they present courage, strength and an overarching benevolence as basic virtues, and great loyalty from followers. There is a mix and possibly conflict of Pagan and Christian values and ideas. Finally, there is a clash of different topics or main ideas: human ambition vs God's plan, and good vs evil.
Bre’Anna Walker Humanism in Shakespeare’s Works Is it immoral that some people reject that there’s a being out there superior to human life; that controls it all and believes that we alone are in control and have free will? Does it mean that they, themselves are corrupt and wicked? These humanist people may be religious, and some of them even believe in God. Humanism is a belief or action that leans toward the concept that humans are superior to any other being; therefore, making human welfares, ideals, and self-worth predominant. William Shakespeare was a humanist himself, and he made that known in his sonnets and plays.
Kevin Boino Controversy: whether or not independence, self-reliance, and living a simplistic, one with nature, helps to balance the co-existence of the real world versus the natural world. Thesis: The authors Emerson and Thoreau were romantic transcendentalists that believed in independence and self-reliance to balance mankind with nature, while Melville and Hawthorne were romantic anti-transcendentalist that were pessimistic and didn’t think connecting with nature could improve humankind. I. Introduction: a. Thesis: The authors Emerson and Thoreau were romantic transcendentalists that believed in independence and self-reliance to balance mankind with nature, while Melville and Hawthorne were romantic anti-transcendentalist that were pessimistic and didn’t think connecting with nature could improve humankind.
Modernist ideology in art revolves around the dichotomy between limitation and freedom. The avant-garde movement in the early to mid-20th century manifested this concept by breaking suppositions and typical expectations regarding a specific art form from within the boundaries themselves. A way in which this was achieved was by creating works that were bound within the limitations of their medium, but self-reflectively so, explicitly referencing its material and art medium. There are limits to what art within a specific medium can do; for example, no matter how much depth appears to be shown, a painting is flat by the nature of its medium of paint on canvas. Instead of attempting to hide these limitations modernist artists glorified them and made these limits one of the focal points of their work.
He also includes its "fecundity" (will more of the same follow?) and its "purity" (its pleasure won't be followed by pain & vice versa). In considering actions that affect numbers of people, we must also account for its EXTENT. John Stuart Mill adjusted the more hedonistic tendencies in Bentham's philosophy by emphasizing (1) It is not the quantity of pleasure, but the quality of happiness that is central to utilitarianism, (2) the calculus is unreasonable -- qualities cannot be quantified (there is a distinction between 'higher' and 'lower' pleasures), and (3) utilitarianism refers to "the Greatest Happiness Principle" -- it seeks to promote the capability of achieving happiness (higher pleasures) for the most amount of people (this is its "extent"). Act and Rule Utilitarianism We can apply the principle of utility to either PARTICULAR ACTIONS or GENERAL RULES.
The context of romanticism can be equated to a reaction against the enlightenment age. It is believed that there is a big relationship between Romanticism and the French revolution that started in 1789. It can be said that most romantics were basically progressive in their opinions although others had conservative views because nationalism in many countries was associated with Romanticism (Noon, 2003). Realism Realism in literature and visual arts tries to depict subjects as they exist in the third person reality. The presentation of objective reality is in accord with empirical, secular rules and does not depend on interpretations.