Why Is Lord Byron An Byronic Hero?

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George Gordon, better known as Lord Byron was born in London, UK in 1788. He was British poet and belonged to a family of the aristocracy of his country, lost his father at age three. In 1798, with the death of his uncle William, fifth Baron Byron, he inherited the title and estates. Byron studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, stage in which curiously distinguished himself as an athlete, despite having a damage fit since birth. Lord Byron lived a difficult youth because of his limp and because of her mother’s irritable temperament. At eighteen he published his first book of poems, Leisure Hours, and adverse criticism appeared in the Edinburgh Review, it provoked a violent satire entitled English Bards and Scotch critics, with whom he reached certain notoriety In 1809, being declared an adult, Lord Byron embarked on a series of trips that toured Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey. On his return he published as a poetic memory of his trip, the first two songs of Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, which quickly earned him fame. The hero of the poem, Childe Harold, seems based on autobiographical elements, while certainly recreated and enhanced to set what would be the typical Byronic hero that he tried to emulate in his life characterized by rebellion against the moral and conventions established and marked by a vague nostalgia and exaltation of feelings, especially the suffering for an indefinite original sin. In 1815 he married Anna Isabella Mibanke, with whom he had a daughter, Augusta Dada, but they separated after a year. The libertine and the amoral character Lord Byron expressed to society eventually turn against him, especially after the rumors about his incestuous relationship with his half-sister Augusta, so he ended up leaving ... ... middle of paper ... ...isappointment or disillusionment. The woman is part of that loving feeling. She may appear as a sweet and innocent being who is a victim of love or society. Although sometimes appears as a perverse and cruel being that leads the poet to destruction. The artist echoed social and political conflicts of this time, inequalities and frustrations of nationalist and regionalist consciousness, theories of social humanitarian is also present. Romantic literature breaks the boundaries of reality, gives a way for the mysterious and the supernatural, obscure characters and extreme situations. Romantic artists seek to awaken in the reader or viewer's emotions and strong feelings, for it uses resources such as questions and exclamations, exaggerations, metaphors, violent antithesis emphatic language in which adjectives and typical expressions as dream, fantasy, doom and gloom.
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