The Romantic Period Of John Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, And Edgar Allen Poe

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The Romantic Period, an era described as an expression of emotional liveliness, unrestrained imagination, impulse in both art and personal life, enchantment of poetry, and the embracing of the unknown . It is perhaps the rebellious condition of man to accept such liberal ideals in contrast to the conservative threshold of the Catholic Church. The response to the enlightenment era of logic and reason was cried from the footprints of historical sands. Notable figures that stood out as leaders of this epic social battle such as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, William Blake, John Clare, Walter Scott, Mary Shelley, Washington Irving, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Edgar Allen Poe. The passive approach of writing allows the Romantic literature produced to transcend throughout history and influence the likes of philosophers, poetics, social activists, and other prominent figures of the modern age. These individuals used the mighty pen to attack the average and affected the hearts and minds of millions. This is a great alternative to shape the world in their image as opposed to immoral means, such as genocide, imperialism, and revolution. Some notable works which is analyzed and inferred to for historical context is Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Hawthorne’s “The Ministers Black Veil”. These pieces use romantic and gothic settings to convey a darker and a deeper message to the

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