The Romantic Age (from the French Revolution to the coronation of Queen…
The Romantic Age
(from the French Revolution to the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837)
The period in which new ideas and attitudes arose in
reaction to the
ideals of order, calm, harmony, balance, rationality
Emphasised imagination and emotion.
Looked for freedom.
Represented common people.
Interested in the supernatural.
Focused on society as a whole.
Interested in science and technology.
Emphasised reason and judgement.
A revolt of the English imagination against the neoclassical reason.
influenced by the French Revolution and the English Industrial Revolution.
negative attitude towards the existing social or political conditions
the centre of art
free from all rules
Focus on the beauties of
, seen as a living being.
Use of creative
over reason and
new view of the artist
as an individual creator.
Fascination with the
Opposed to reason
substitute for traditional religion
A vehicle for self-consciousness.
source of sensations
A provocation to a state of imagination and vision.
An expressive language
: natural images provide the poet with a way of thinking about human feelings and the self.
superior to reason.
, rather than passive
Allows human beings to ‘read’
nature as a system of symbols