ENGL 34200 Politics, Passion, Poetry and Problems: The Romantic Movement

GE-Human Culture: Literature Ah, the French Revolution! The independence of America! The hope and promise of a new era! Do these sound like exciting times to you? The beginning of the nineteenth century held great promise, but it was scary too. The old ways and systems had failed, but with what could they be replaced? Was there a way to make a perfect world by focusing on the individual? Through studying the writings of the Romantic era, we’ll attempt to determine if passion is promising or problematic.




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