Romanticism In The Romantic Era

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Romanticism By the late 18th century the outlived stress from the series of revolutions and wars resulted in a radical change of thought concerning human nature and wellbeing casting a shadow over the Enlightenment’s “rational” man. The metaphysical contemplations over life and death, existence and eternity became focus of interest once again. It was in this setting that Romanticism was born. In its essence lied a revolt against the Enlightenment’s order of things, strict rules, dogmas, and formulas. Instead, the Romanticism substituted reason with imagination, logic with emotions, and science with intuition. Thus, an immense volume of sensible and passionate literature was produced. The poets of the Romanticism in the French Revolution…show more content…
However, the fact that with his atheistic struggles he couldn’t help himself let alone all human kind should prompt the awareness of all relevant factors that have been given the sacred task of educating young modern men. Namely, as a person he was deeply unhappy, melancholic and suicidal. He was also a person who saw himself fully in the light of the Romantic Era, an artist who based his existence upon a constant struggle to create and re-create new meanings, a person who frantically runs away from the security of traditional values. In his Essay on Christianity, he exercises his atheistic rhetoric with an attempt to convince the reader of the futility of a life lived with “pure hart” thus prompting young generations to live their lives free from all moral strains - not taking in consideration the effects that their actions have upon…show more content…
The “double-ness” of the Byronic hero, his ambitious rise and shameful fall has been used over and over again by modern and post-modern authors. In the well-known story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for example, Robert Louis Stevenson creates a character that is extremely rich and well educated yet insecure and needs to be accepted among high-society in order to boost his ego. His personality, however, being split in two deprives him of the “right” to be happy, because this other persona has extensive sex urges and wishes to live an oblivious and vicious

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