ROMANTICISM TODAY PROJECT BY: KATE MAGEE

ONE OF THE IMPACTFUL VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH ROMANTICISM IS INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSION OF SELF THROUGH EMOTION

THIS IDEA WAS REFLECTED IN MULTIPLE DIFFERENT ART FORMS, AND IT NO DOUBT BLED INTO ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS FOR THOSE LIVING DURING THE EARLY 1800S

WHILE THIS TYPE OF PERSONAL EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION CAN BE POSITIVE, IT ALSO WEAKENS THE BLAME ON PEOPLE FOR OUT-OF-LINE REACTIONS THAT OFFEND OR HARM OTHERS.

SIR WALTER SCOTT BRINGS THIS ISSUE WITH THE ROMANTIC IDEALS TO LIGHT IN IVANHOE

"I KNOW YOU NOT--AND THE INSOLENT FAMILIARITY WITH WHICH YOU APPLY TO ME THE JARGON OF A TROUBADOUR, FORMS ON APOLOGY FOR THE VIOLENCE OF A ROBBER."

THIS LACK OF BLAME FOR EMOTION-RELATED ACTION HAS BEEN CARRIED OVER TO TODAY WITH THE DEVALUING OF WOMEN AND THEIR HUMANITY THROUGH CAT-CALLING AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT.

THESE INAPPROPRIATE ACTIONS MADE BY MEN HAVE MADE EVERYDAY ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES BURDENSOME FOR WOMEN.

THANKFULLY, WITH MORE ENLIGHTENMENT-RELATED IDEAS TODAY, THESE ACTIONS ARE BEING FOUGHT AGAINST BY SOCIETY TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF ALL MEMBERS.

SOURCES

Romantic Expression of Love. Digital image. Spiderum. N.p., Oct. 2016. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. <http://spiderum.com/bai-dang/Chu-nghia-Lang-man-da-huy-hoai-tinh-yeu-nhu-the-nao-3uj>.

Romantic-Era Depiction of Ruins. Digital image. Weebly. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. <http://nayelialejandra13.weebly.com/pride-and-prejudice.html>.

Frontispiece to Ivanhoe. Digital image. Waverley Novel Illustrations: “Ivanhoe” (1819). Waverley Novel Illustrations, 5 May 2015. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. <https://gesteofrobinhood.com/2015/05/05/waverley-novel-illustrations-ivanhoe-1819/>.

Woman being catcalled. Digital image. Daily Mail. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2358515/How-women-street-harassment-flattering-None-New-wave-websites-reveal-terrifying-reality-catcalling.html>.

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