Romanticism Essay

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TIMELINE: ROMANTICISM 1800-1850
 1749(-1832): Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born (writer).
 1762: “Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chains.” Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
 1770(-1840): Neo-Classicism
 1770(-1850): William Wordsworth (writer) was born.
 1770: Industrial Revolution had an influence on the Romantic period.
 1785: Grim Brothers.
 1789: French Revolution.
 1800 Start of Romanticism
 1802(-1885): Victor Hugo (writer) was born.
 1802(-1870): Alexandre Duman, sr. (writer) was born.
 1803: Romanticism welcomes Christianity.
 1813: The Waltz accepted introducing a new era socializing and new music.
 1813: Jane Austen publishes Pride and Prejudice.
 1814: Fall of Napoleon, Monarchy restored by
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Romanticism was a European movement, between 1800 through to 1850. It was and artistic, intellectual, and literary movement (rationalwiki.com).

The emphasis of Romanticism is on the imagination and emotion and it started as reaction against the Industrial Revolution, which emphasized commercial production as well as a response to the disillusionment with the Enlightenment values of reason and order caused by the ending of the French Revolution (1789).

The Romanticism was a period in which certain ideas and attitudes arose; intellect became the dominant mode of expression. Expression was everything to the Romantics; art, music, poetry, drama, literature and philosophy (The History guide). The Romantics opted for a life of the heart and appreciated diversity in man and nature.
Change - The Romantics were liberals and conservatives, revolutionaries and reactionaries. Some were preoccupied with God, others were atheistic to the core. The Romantics saw diversity and uniqueness - those traits created diversity between man and nations. The Romantics exclaimed, "Dare to be!" (The History guide).
The old order -- politics and the economy -- seemed to be falling apart and raised the threat of moral disaster. There need to build and reshape new systems of discipline and order grew. The era was full of innovative ideas and new art forms.
Zeitgeist - “Hegel’s idea of the zeitgeist, the "spirit of the age," the ghostly

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