Difference Between Romanticism And American Romantic Era

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“Play your own music, write your own drama, paint your own personal vision, live, love and suffer in your own way! (Kreis)” This quote from the History Guide published by Steven Kreis beautifully sums up the attitude Romantics had to the world around them. “Dare to be” was the battle cry of the Romantics as they fought against the limitations society tried to enforce upon them. The Romantics were die hard rebels with a cause. The actual time period of the Romantic Era varies depending on the source, but between the European Romantic Era and The American Romantic Era - which they did not occur at the exact same time – began from the late 1700’s and ended around the early 1900’s. The Romantic Movement originally was a reaction against the Enlightenment’s…show more content…
The European Romantic Movement was the muse behind the eventual American Romantic Movement. But each era had its own defining properties. Both Europe and America were struggling to break free from society’s rituals and create their own identity, Europe fighting against the Bourgeois and America against Protestantism. Both movements found a love of nature and wanted to bring their roots back to mother nature herself. Both Romantics shared a deepened appreciation of the beauties of nature, a general view of emotion over reason and an obsession for the exotic, the mysterious, the weird, the occult, the diseased and even the…show more content…
“America did not have the ruins of a classical civilization or an intellectual heritage comparable to Europe’s, (American vs. European Romanticism) however America evolved from a frontier that promised opportunity for expansion, growth, and freedom. The Romantic Movement began in Europe, but became an international movement and style dominant throughout Europe, the Americas and beyond. Romanticism has left a lasting impression of Literature on the World today. Romantic literature is still popular to this day and discussed heavily through the education system. Although they differ, European and American Romanticism do have a lot of
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