What a Writer Needs to Capture Historical Event

770 WordsFeb 20, 20183 Pages
“To achieve lasting literature, fictional or factual, a writer needs perceptive vision, absorptive capacity, and creative strength.” ~Lawrence Clark, a writer. This might be what the writers of the Renaissance had in mind: what all people of the Renaissance had in mind. The Renaissance happened during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Renaissance gets its name from the French word ‘rebirth’, which is what the Renaissance is seen as by bringing back the great ancient Greek and Roman works. From the lesser known writers such as Thomas Decker and Samuel Daniel to the more famous such as Sir Thomas Wyatt and William Shakespeare, all the writers contributed greatly to the literary achievements of the Renaissance. It is important to understand what the Renaissance was. After the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 A.D., the Dark Ages descended on Europe. The Dark Ages lasted until the beginning of the 15th century, when the Renaissance began. The thinkers of the Renaissance are associated with antiquity, the classics, history, and moral philosophy. With the bringing back of the classics, some writing contained an English-Latin mixture. The main idea associated with the Renaissance is humanism, which brought to view the importance of human value. The influences on work included Christianity, classical antiquity, scholarship, and politics. Most thinkers and inventors earned a living of their craft. The Renaissance brought an optimistic promise of moving away from the Dark Ages and
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