Definition- was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century.
Approximate dates- 1820-1860
This picture represents Romanticism because the emotion expressed within it
Characteristics of Romanticism
-Emotional/connection to Natrue
-seeing the common man as a hero/villan
-Individual freedom is expressed
-inspiration from myths or legends
Famous authors from this time period
-Nathaniel Hawthrone (1804-1864)
-Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
-Edgar Allen Poe (1804-1849)
-Mary Shelly (1797-1851)
-Herman Melville (1819-1891)
-Washington Irving (1783-1859)
The historical/social context of the period
The period was marked as beginning with the French Revolution in 1789 and ended with the passing of the Great Reform Bill in 1832.
Impact of the Romantic period
The impact of the Romantic period was it brought new emotions to writing and art.