Compare And Contrast Civil War And Walt Whitman

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The Civil War era serves as a significant literary period in the United States and throughout the world. The monumental period evolves the merging of literature with historical events; sparking the genuine, artistic heart of American literature. One of the first and most prominent Pre-Civil War court case, Amistad versus United States, influence the relations of the Civil War by exploiting the harsh, controversial, and debatable accounts of slavery and personal rights. Subsequently, inspiring the rise of portrait writers—Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson—to produce literature upon each of his/her newfound views of the era. Thus, establishing the soul of American literature. The court case, Amistad versus United States, remains one of the most…show more content…
Born into a working-class family in the city of New York, Whitman’s literary inspiration arises from his explorative outlook of the culture and environment in which he lives. In the midst of success as an uprising, influential writer, sudden troubles emerge. Decline in the government affects Whitman, along with his publicist’s, William Thayer and Charles Eldridge, in an unexpected downfall of business; resulting in bankruptcy and crucial depression of sales of Whitman’s text, Leaves (Beginning of the Civil War 1). In February of 1861, Whitman reads a newspaper discussing the reasoning of the downfall and society and the bitter extent in which it reaches—the firing of Fort Sumter and beginning of the Civil War. Promptly, the war weighs upon him to the point of seeking a change in his life. Correspondingly, he sacrifices his time to visit and nurse the casualties of war, resulting in the greatest inspiration of Whitman’s career; notably producing works within the uprising, evolving era of American…show more content…
The Amistad versus United States case ignites debates which influence the causes of the Civil War by exploiting the harsh and controversial accounts of slavery and personal rights. Accordingly, inspiring portrait writers—Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson—to produce literature based upon the personal accounts faced during the time. Both artist marry the concept of literature and historical events, significantly evolving the monumental era of literature; henceforth, developing the heart and soul of American

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