As the eighteenth century came to an end so did the period that had been known as the golden age of the Scottish Enlightenment. The ideas first put forward by philosopher David Hume of the truth that springs from observation, would fall by the Wearside as the nineteenth century dawned. Instead artists of the new century would be inspired by the work of poet James MacPherson and in particular his Poems of Ossian. A series of poems that would influence the new artistic movement of Romanticism.
I would like to dedicate this book to my parents, D Paul and Judy. My love of art and travel, as well as my sense of determination comes directly from them, and I love them deeply for it. I would also like to thank my supportive husband, Jason, without whom I would be lost and adrift. My friend and publisher, Kemberlee, has given me much support and inspiration, as well.
Scotland is my favorite of the four nations England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland so chose it for the assignment.
Scotland is a country known for its luxuriant landscape and its rich culture that goes back hundreds of years. I believed that one should always take advantage of opportunities that expose diversity through travel. Walking the streets of a completely different environment is an experience that cannot be outdone and is one of the most rewarding. It would be amazing to learn about Scotland’s history, politics, and literature in itself, however, to
This spark of tension was an effect of the French Revolution which began in 1789. Americans tracked the events of this revolution with great sympathy. In July of the same year, the French revolutionaries ambushed the Bastille, which had been a symbol of monarchical power. In August, the rebellion leaders created the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizens and in the next year, created their own constitution. In early part of 1793, some French rebels eradicated the monarchy and declared a republic. They executed the king and queen, along with hundreds of supporters and priests. This new republic government declared war on Great
Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was an English born Revolutionary war activist who wrote some of the most influential pro-independence literature
Often times, directors take timeless works of literatures and make them more relatable to modern audiences. Creating a good adaptation is very difficult, the new product must be different from the original to make it relatable, however still be similar enough to recognize as the first edition. Due to changing times, many of Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted into movies. One of the most adapted plays by Shakespeare is Macbeth. This classic sets a high standard to live up to, however the film Scotland, PA comes close. This adaptation takes the plot of Macbeth and makes the setting to the more relatable 1970s about the first ever fast food restaurant. Scotland, PA is a good adaptation of Macbeth because it is different enough from the play to make it more relatable, while still keeping important details to keep the story true to the book.
The French Revolution started in 1787 because the country was going through financial difficulties and there was unrest between the classes of citizens in the country. The differences between the lower class citizens and higher classes, being nobles and the monarchy were great. The citizens had heard of the revolution that went on in the colonies and they also wanted freedom and independence. The real start of the French Revolution was on July 14, 1789, with the storming of the Bastille. Between 1789 1793, a constitution was written, feudalism was abolished, war had broken out, and King Louis XVI was put to death. In late 1793 and early 1794, Maximilien Robespierre became the head of the Committee of Public Safety in France. This was the new governing body in France; it could be compared to the executive branch of a government. Robespierre was a great leader, he ins...
7. 1707: Act of Union The Scottish Enlightenment was brought on because of the Act of Union in 1707. This Act was between England and Scotland, which brought about the creation of the UK. Before this act, the two countries were suspicious and mistrustful of each other, believing that the other would start a war. For hundreds of years, these countries remained distrustful each other. It was only when influential families and people in Scotland were bankrupt from trying to establish a trade route between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans that Scotland decided to unite with England. Although the Act of Union is a tragic part of Scotland’s history, it also resulted in the Scottish Enlightenment, when they were able to partake in the Enlightenment
Burns received little formal education. He only went to school for a year. For the most part, he was taught by his father. John Murdoch taught him for three weeks on grammar, French, and Latin. For much of his life, Burns was a farmer, which contributed to his heart illness later in life. William Burns did not teach his children the strictest Calvinist beliefs, although they were still a religious family.