They rejected some religious dogma of the time in favor of a high spiritualized and personal understanding of God. The Norton anthology of English poetry. Tan wrote this book for both herself and her mother and wanted the text to be simple enough that her mother could easily understand the points of the book without inferring anything else into the text, believing through the context of her cultural learning that something would be missing from the text with the assumption that it would be inferred. To Write Your Comment in Caucus 1. The Everyday and the Exotic The attitude of many of the Romantics to the everyday, social world around them was complex. The speaker assumes that the person they are conversing with has the same knowledge that they do, so when they speak, they only highlight the main points of the conversation, leaving the rest to the listener to infer based on their own cultural knowledge. These themes include: religion, death, home and family, nature and love.
Despite these down-to-earth characteristics romantic poetry tied the mundane to artistic imagination through poetic diction and imaginative suggestion Brooklyn College, 2009. The major political accomplishment of the Renaissance, perhaps, was the establishment of effective central government, not only in the north but in the south as well. They had a high emphasis on nature as symbolic source of enlightenment and inspiration. An American speaking to a person of Chinese cultural values would have a very difficult time understanding the flow of the conversation as the conversation would not have the same type of context that typical American conversation does. Modern literature carries on the trend of incorporating nature into works as more than a backdrop. Romanticism was partially a reaction against realism and objective reasoning.
Registering for and Using Caucus Registering for Caucus 1. At the same time, Protestants also stressed the need to understand the Bible in its original languages Hebrew and Greek so that it could be properly translated. Amy Tan: A Critical Companion. Romantic nature poetry is essentially a poetry of meditation. One can see many similarities of the two movements as well as differences.
Certainly the emphasis on inner feeling found later in the Romantic Movement received at least some of its inspiration and reinforcement from the religious thrust of the Protestant Reformation. The Norton anthology of English poetry. The literary greats of today recognized the extraordinary writing of the authors of the romantic period. Religion: Emily Dickinson was a religious person; religion is brought up many times in her poems. Steinbeck offers the landscape of the Salinas Valley of California as a representation of a modern Garden of Eden and Biblical tie to the stories of Cain and Abel and the fall from grace Cox, n. The novel not only brings to light the intense cultural clash that can occur between women raised within two separate cultures, but also explores it further to show that despite the misunderstandings that are occurring with regards to communication, the women at their cores are not that different, they are just unable to verbally express themselves in such a way that it is clearly understood by the other party.
Yet at the same time, another trend began to emerge, as they withdrew more and more from what they saw as the confining boundaries of bourgeois life. Language The language of romantic and modern literature also shares similarities. Similarly, transcendentalism was a reaction against overpowering religious traditions and dogma. Emily Dickinson was never married, but the reader can tell by reading some of her love poems, that she was in love at at least one point in her life Emily Dickinson: An Oerview. A revolutionary energy was also at the core of Romanticism, which quite consciously set out to transform not only the theory and practice of poetry and all art , but the very way we perceive the world.
The writing of the movement explored the natural world with great detail at the same time shifting into supernatural themes, reflecting the concept of nature as symbolic. Imagination is the primary faculty for creating all art. The Source of Goodness Romanticism had a high dependence on feelings, emotions and observations gleaned from the natural senses. The mothers attempt to speak to their daughters, to treat them in the same way that their mothers regarded them in China, however these mothers do not have the same cultural context surrounding them which would assist in the development of the daughters in the traditional Chinese way. Comparison of Concepts Nature Nature was a prominent component of many works of romantic literature. The Academy of American Poets. Hawthorne's characters often have very strong and extreme emotions.
The Poetry of Emily Dickinson. This practice was opposed by the Catholic Church, which insisted on preserving the Bible in Latin. As suggested above, it was often presented as itself a work of art, constructed by a divine imagination, in emblematic language. Transcendent writing was much harder to define. Yet they are also likely to sense some very modern things in the works written in this remarkable age. Authors often wrote about moral issues, promoting individualism, emotion, freedom and creativity while rejecting reason and tradition.
Children are expected to learn much from their elders with regard to cultural knowledge and values. Another trait was that he was intelligent. Each author provides mental imagery while using language accessible to many readers. Italy saw the rise of the territorial city-state often headed by wealthy oligarchic families. Mythology was employed to offer allegory and symbolism within the works Brooklyn College, 2009.
It is no wonder then that much Renaissance literature is concerned with the ideals of kingship, with the character and behavior of rulers, as in Machiavelli's Prince or Shakespeare's Henry V. Rather, it is an international artistic and philosophical movement that redefined the fundamental ways in which people in Western cultures thought about themselves and about their world. Unlike the earlier representations of nature as divine or scientific mechanisms, romantic poetry presents nature from an organic and living perspective Brooklyn College, 2009. So artists sometimes took public stands, or wrote works with socially or politically oriented subject matter. On the literary use of superheroes.
To Upload a File 1. Enter your password a second time, to confirm. Also in China, there is a strong sense of ritual, combined with their belief in ancestor worship which leads to the idea that the family or society elders are to be well respected not only because of their age, but also because of the fount of knowledge that they represent for the younger generations. Both movements were born as a reaction to strict traditions, laws and religious rules of the time. This use of nature enhances the literature, and builds on the theme of good versus evil, much like the nature of the romantic works. Confessional prose narratives such as Goethe's Sorrows of Young Werther 1774 and Chateaubriand's Rene 1801 , as well as disguised autobiographical verse narratives such as Byron's Childe Harold 1818 , are related phenomena.