How Did the Period of Renaissance Alter Man’s View of Man? Essay

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The Renaissance period was a truly enlightening period in history that birthed many great advancements in all fields of science, and inventions. How did the period of time we know as, “The Renaissance”, change or alter man’s view of man? Well, we know that in the Middle Ages, the Church had authority over most people, and people had very few rights. In 1400’s, the Middle Ages had ended and then began the Renaissance. The Renaissance was a monumental change in Europe which lasted for 300 years. Humanity as we know it was changed drastically by this rebirth of Europe, and truly enlightening time period. The cause of this was many bright minds using their resources to their maximum potential; beginning new advancements in art, literature,…show more content…
In Document A, Theodore Rabb states that he believes visual arts are the strongest evidence of the break of medieval culture to the time of the Renaissance. He goes on to explain in Document A that the advancements in visual arts clearly displayed by the two paintings; “Well-defined landscapes, natural folds in drapery, and three dimensional figures”. Theodore Rabb also states, “The new artistic styles would echo the broader movements and interests of the new age”, and goes on to further explain that the community would forever be changed after the new implementations. Literature was definitely another form of art for a large amount of people including visual artists. This form of art included many references to god, and most forms of literature related to the individual’s religious beliefs. Literature was an effective way for people to express a higher level of thinking, and clear their minds in a sense. In Document B, the first excerpt from the English play Everyman supposedly carries a message right out of the Middle Ages. This excerpt basically states that humans think sins are full of sweet/fun things in the beginning, but will eventually lead their souls to regret. It continues on to say that God will call everyman and everyman must listen and do what he says. In Document B, Shakespeare writes from the renaissance and praises man for being so amazing, so god-like, and how beautiful we are, certainly a very different perspective, and
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