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17th Jul '17 7:07:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has a complicated relationship to {{Romance}}, a term that has had many meanings, but very little to do with the current, popular definition of "romantic", i.e. that which pertains to a RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] --- that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; they are usually in conflict with the establishment and go through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. The NatureLover is a very common figure and voice in Romantic poetry.

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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has a complicated relationship to {{Romance}}, a term that has had many meanings, but very little to do with the current, popular definition of "romantic", i.e. that which pertains to a RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] --- -- that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; they are usually in conflict with the establishment and go through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. The NatureLover is a very common figure and voice in Romantic poetry.
11th Jun '17 11:46:55 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/LudwigVanBeethoven (1770-1827)

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7th May '17 1:52:50 AM vagoperezoso
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8th Dec '16 7:22:47 PM EllaMegablast
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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has a complicated relationship to {{Romance}}, a term that has had many meanings, but very little to do with current, popular definition of "romantic", in such genres as RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] - that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; he/she is usually in conflict with the established society and goes through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. NatureLover is very common in Romantic poetry.

The movement is also associated with a newfound interest in OralTradition and folk culture in general. Seen both as a source of inspiration and an object of study. The movement also sought inspiration in TheMiddleAges and other past eras; indeed it drew its name from the ChivalricRomance. Helping the popularization of HistoricalFictionLiterature. On the other hand, Romantic authors were also interested in the intensity of human emotions, fear included. Many of their works fit into the GothicHorror genre. A more surprising aspect of the movement was its hero-worship of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The long-dead playwright was relatively well known in the British Isles and obscure in the rest of Europe. While Enlightenment critics such as Samuel Johnson, Dryden and Pope had already begun the rediscovery of his works. The Romantics were rather vocal in viewing him as the best of the British authors. They helped revitalize scholarly interest in his works, introduced them to French and German audiences, and drew inspiration from them. This "Bardolatry" continued to have an influence long after the demise of its original proponents.

Writers active in the heyday of Romanticism include Creator/JohnKeats, Creator/LordByron, Creator/{{Mary|Shelley}} and Creator/PercyShelley, Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, and Creator/WilliamBlake. In the mid-19th century, just as Romanticism was beginning to wane in Europe, it hit America in a big way, becoming the Transcendentalist movement, leading lights of which include Creator/WaltWhitman and Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson. Though the "age of Romanticism" is long over, Romantic themes are still common today. Most writers and authors in the Romantic era would not necessarily feel that they were opposed to the Enlightenment either and the likes of Byron and Goethe would certainly believe that they were continuing in the tradition of what came before. In France, the likes of Creator/{{Stendhal}} and Creator/HonoreDeBalzac prized emotion and reason as inseparable.

Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution (just as much one of its negative aspects), explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution (which was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized infamously savage in its methods]]), developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth, whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends (which, admittedly, came early enough--Shelley at 29, Byron at 36--that they didn't really have much of a chance to reevaluate their opinions; both, incidentally, died in very "romantic" ways, with Shelley's boat being destroyed by a storm and Byron dying of a fever while in the midst of fighting for one of the great liberal causes of the age, the liberation of Greece). Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.

Compare PostModernism. Related to Individualism; in some ways the predecessor of Symbolism, where the individual is again the central (and in most cases - only) figure, however it's mostly internal conflicts that drive him/her.

Not to be thought of as "romantic" in the sense of "love romance".

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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has a complicated relationship to {{Romance}}, a term that has had many meanings, but very little to do with the current, popular definition of "romantic", in such genres as i.e. that which pertains to a RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] - --- that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; he/she is they are usually in conflict with the established society establishment and goes go through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. The NatureLover is a very common figure and voice in Romantic poetry.

The movement is also associated with a newfound interest in OralTradition and folk culture in general. Seen general, seen both as a source of inspiration and an object of study. The movement also sought inspiration in TheMiddleAges and other past eras; indeed indeed, it drew its name from the ChivalricRomance. Helping ChivalricRomance, and aided in the popularization of HistoricalFictionLiterature. On the other hand, Romantic authors were also interested in the intensity of human emotions, fear included. Many of their works fit into the GothicHorror genre. A more surprising aspect of the movement was its hero-worship of Creator/WilliamShakespeare. The long-dead playwright was relatively well known in the British Isles and obscure in the rest of Europe. While Enlightenment critics such as Samuel Johnson, Dryden and Pope had already begun the rediscovery of his works. The works, the Romantics were rather vocal in viewing him as the best of the British authors. They helped revitalize scholarly interest in his works, introduced them to French and German audiences, and drew inspiration from them. This "Bardolatry" continued to have an influence long after the demise of its original proponents.

Writers active in the heyday of Romanticism include Creator/JohnKeats, Creator/LordByron, Creator/{{Mary|Shelley}} and Creator/PercyShelley, Creator/SamuelTaylorColeridge, and Creator/WilliamBlake. In the mid-19th century, just as Romanticism was beginning to wane in Europe, it hit America in a big way, becoming the Transcendentalist movement, leading lights of which include Creator/WaltWhitman and Creator/RalphWaldoEmerson. Though the "age of Romanticism" is long over, Romantic themes are still common today. Most writers and authors in the Romantic era would not necessarily feel that they were opposed to the Enlightenment either Enlightenment, however, and the likes of Byron and Goethe would certainly believe that they were continuing in the tradition of what came before. In France, the likes of Creator/{{Stendhal}} and Creator/HonoreDeBalzac prized emotion and reason as inseparable.

Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand hand, people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution (just as much one of its negative aspects), explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity identity, and spread the concept of nationalism, nationalism; on the other hand hand, people romanticized the revolution (which was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized infamously savage in its methods]]), developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity identity, and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from nationalism. People also became interested in the dominant idea and likewise Great Man theory of history: that is, they believed once again that history is was shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without Napoleon.

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its contradictions fair share of course, just like in life and history. contradictions. Many romantics Romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth, whereas other such as Wordsworth. Other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell sold out and remained liberal to their ends (which, ends, which, admittedly, came early enough--Shelley at 29, Byron at 36--that they didn't really have much of a chance to reevaluate their opinions; both, incidentally, died in very "romantic" ways, with Shelley's boat being destroyed by a storm and Byron dying of a fever while in the midst of fighting for one of the great liberal causes of the age, the liberation of Greece). Greece. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of the colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off write off the modern day nations as TheRemnant TheRemnant, thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.

Compare PostModernism. Related to Individualism; in some ways the predecessor of Symbolism, where the individual is again the central (and (and, in most cases - cases, only) figure, however it's mostly internal conflicts that drive him/her.

Not to be thought of as "romantic" in the sense of "love romance".
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29th Aug '16 3:30:55 PM karstovich2
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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution (just as much one of its negative aspects), explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution (which was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized infamously savage in its methods]]), developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.

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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution (just as much one of its negative aspects), explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution (which was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized infamously savage in its methods]]), developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth Wordsworth, whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends.ends (which, admittedly, came early enough--Shelley at 29, Byron at 36--that they didn't really have much of a chance to reevaluate their opinions; both, incidentally, died in very "romantic" ways, with Shelley's boat being destroyed by a storm and Byron dying of a fever while in the midst of fighting for one of the great liberal causes of the age, the liberation of Greece). Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.
5th Jul '16 8:05:40 PM Goldfritha
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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has very little to do with things popularly thought of as "romantic", such as RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] - that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; he/she is usually in conflict with the established society and goes through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. NatureLover is very common in Romantic poetry.

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Romanticism was a complex artistic, literary and intellectual movement that originated in the second half of the 18th century in Europe. It has a complicated relationship to {{Romance}}, a term that has had many meanings, but very little to do with things popularly thought current, popular definition of as "romantic", in such genres as RomanticComedy, although love may occasionally be the subject of Romantic works. Rather, [[UsefulNotes/TheEnlightenment it is the exact counterpoint to the ideas of the Age of Enlightenment]] - that being emotion and imagination is superior to that of reason and intellect. Think [[WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory Dee Dee instead of Dexter]]. The individual has a central role in Romantic works; he/she is usually in conflict with the established society and goes through internal turmoil because of this. CharacterDevelopment usually occurs. NatureLover is very common in Romantic poetry.
30th Jan '16 12:05:00 PM CountMontoni
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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution, explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution, developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.

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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution, revolution (just as much one of its negative aspects), explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution, revolution (which was [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized infamously savage in its methods]]), developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.
4th Sep '15 8:43:54 PM nombretomado
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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution, explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution, developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.

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Politically, Romanticism had both a positive and negative aspect. It was inspired by what were perceived to be the successes and failures of UsefulNotes/TheFrenchRevolution and the rise of NapoleonBonaparte.UsefulNotes/NapoleonBonaparte. On one hand people romanticized the idea of a popular revolution, explored the idea of regional and ethnic identity and spread the concept of nationalism, on the other hand people romanticized the revolution, developed a one-dimensional approach to regional and ethnic identity and contributed to the birth of narrow nationalism which led to exclusion of some groups from the dominant idea and likewise believed once again that history is shaped by exceptional men such as Napoleon. Nothing is without its contradictions of course, just like in life and history. Many romantics initially started out as quite radical and progressive before becoming conservative, including Wordsworth whereas other authors like Shelley and Byron never did sell out and remained liberal to their ends. Romanticism had its source in the ugliness of colonialism which thrived during this time, where the AdventureArchaeologist would constantly "rediscover" earlier cultures but write-off the modern day nations as TheRemnant thereby justifying their continuous economic exploitation of these regions.
30th Aug '15 11:52:05 AM RushLimborg
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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky (1821-1881)

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* Creator/FyodorDostoevsky (1821-1881)(1821-1881)[[note]] His work is widely considered one of the major "transitions" from the Romantic era to {{Realism}}.[[/note]]
30th Aug '15 11:49:44 AM RushLimborg
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