The Impact of Lord Byron on the World

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Since the beginning of time itself, there have been many different individuals who have significantly impacted the world. These impacts on the world can have a range, but are not limited to categories such as science, mathematics, literature, politics, music, athletics and much more. However, of all things, among those categories, one of the most significant impacts on the world, comes from none other than that of literature. The achievements of literature have been known to strike deeper into the hearts of people than many other achievements throughout history. In Fact, many of the most significant works of literature come from one man. This man was considered one of the most influential Romantic Writers of all time and was incredibly well renown for his dramatic, lyrical, and narrative works. The person was none other than that of George Gordon Byron, otherwise referred to as Lord Byron. (The sixth Lord Byron) He was famous for writing eight different plays, focusing on very speculative, or even historical subjects (Although, never intended for stage), and created what is referred to as a very “brooding and defiant personna,” called the Byronic Hero. (Snyder 40). Lord Byron was a well renown poet from the nineteenth century onward because of his very significant works of literature, squandered fortune, ambiguous sexuality, as well as his intense political convictions.

Lord Byron had a variety of achievements during his time. Among these various achievements, he had a very significant and profound impact on the nineteenth century and it’s “conception of archetypal Romantic Sensibility. (Snyder 40). “What fascinates nineteenth century audiences about Byron was not simply the larger than life character of the man transmuted into...

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...l as egocentric traits, promiscuousness, and brilliance. His narrative, lyrical works are considered to be legendary and has impacted generations that go as far as even today. Byron is considered to be a hero and is still considered one of the greatest poets to step onto the face of the earth.

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Bloom, Harold, Sheila Emerson, Michael G. Cooke, and Jerome Christensen.George Gordon, Lord Byron. New York, U.S.A.: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986. Print.

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