Reflection on Romanticism

This term, we have started a new unit called romanticism. Although I didn’t know much about romanticism until now, it seemed fairly interesting, as for this unit we were be split up into groups of two and assigned two or more famous or influential people, who had connections towards romanticism.

As a result of this project every English class has been about a different group of romantics, and how they contributed towards romanticism. Albeit this situation can be prolonging and embarrassing, the information that we have already collect from these presentations has extended my knowledge about romanticism ‘twice fold’.

For instance while researching about my romantics, I found out all kinds of information about them: from their childhoods, to their adult lives. Even though all of the information is there in the flesh, the hardest part of this assignment was the actual breaking down of key points and exploring each statement and relating them to the aspects of romanticism.

Despite of all of this dandy information about romanticism, the minute I learnt that Frankenstein was classified to be a piece of romantic literature, my perception about romanticism altered and I became thrilled at the idea of learning more about this subject. “For is their anything about a monster turning evil and going on a destructive rampage, that is not instantly gripping and rapt.”

So therefore what is my personal response towards romanticism? Well, I would say that this subject is a great deal more interesting than ‘death of a sales man’, given the movement that created the idea of a monster turning evil’ is far more motivating to young males, than the idea of a ‘brain damaged elder killing himself’ out of the motion of being ‘well liked’. Putting this aside, I am not saying I dislike D.O.S, but I am mealy stating that what has been generated from romanticism and how it has affected our world, is far more captivating to me than anything else we have done so far this year.


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