Notes of February 5
Notes of February 5 English 2202
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Alexandra Grese Notes for February 5 2015 Byron and Romantic Era 0 Later Romantics continued retreat from explicit revolution Byron s notoriety Childe Harold concerns moral transgressions personal pleasure sexual sins But little in the way of democracy or obvious attacks on political philosophical status quo Chile Harold becomes bored with social pleasure is not hostile to them Suffers from satiety has consumed too much immoral delights Boredom leads him to loathe England Wishes for change of scene because he ahs been drugged with pleasure Motivated by desires for sensations entertainment not philosophical social change Byron s Poetry a lack of intense inspiration meaningful rebellion Refuses to call muses from sacred hill A plain tale in a world already full of writing Boredom nihilism Romanticism of scandal fame depends on society s attention I have finally realized where the term Byronic Heroquot comes from Victorian 18301901 0 As Brit power grows possibility for massive social and political change diminishes 1815 Brit defeats Napoleon emperor of France at Battle of Waterloo end of Revolutionary Wars and aftermath Great Brit become Europe s first superpower By 1830 industrialization had produced greater wealth greater employment greater economic power This partly explain s Shelley and Byron s skepticism about political rev Byron s boredom Shelley s distrust of individual power Also inaugurates new values work practicality Industrial rev use fossil fuels and machinery to increase productivity Population jobs wages all went up Gaskell s Old Nurse s Story Shift in values away from innocence wildness individualism toward quotpracticalityquot I Gaskell lived in Manchester I Had read Romantic poets especially WW Hester I Orderly I Reality I Maturity I Prudence I Safety I Thoughtfulness I contract to Blake s Nurse s Songquot Rosamond Phantom Child I Wild nature I Visionaryimagination I Innocence I Impulsiveness I Intense emotion Contradiction of Romantic ideals I Furnivall s individualism passion and rulebreaking produce death and terror Lord Furn lives in his musichis own world As a music teacher is free to wander Maude emotions of love and hate All of them jealous proud selfcentered I Assertion of Victorian ideals Hester entirely devoted to her job Rulebound desire for peace and humility Controls emotions Practical selfdenying emphasizes relationships instead of pride
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