The Romantic Era was a phenomenal movement in which many artistic and literary ideas emerged in the 18th century in Europe. Writers, painters, and artists put more expression and knowledge in their work and they were the reason of the emergence of later ideas that were beneficial to society. Rupee’s Romanticism later influenced the world. The whole point of this era was that it displayed enthusiastic emotion, emphasis, and excitement without the fear of other’s opinion.
In the middle of the eighteenth century, the word “Romantic” was used as an adjective to praise natural happenings like beautiful views and nature. Romanticism was known first by landscape paintings from as early as the sass British artists. Later in the 19th-20th century, many authors were inspired by Romanticism to write novels based on past literature in that period. Many literature writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne were inspired by this time period in which it lead them to write romantic literature.
There were different types of literatures and influences that applied to these writers. A few examples of the Romanticism literature were Romantic and English literature. Many American writers were influenced by this movement and similarly, they also establish a high level of enthusiasm and emphasis in their writing. Soon, this era became popular not only in America, but in other places as well. Also, a new genre in America was developed which was called romance and this continuously influenced other American writers. The wars during the Romantic Era also influenced writing and art.
These wars, The Seven Years’ War, the French Revolution, and the Napoleonic Wars influenced literature that can be seen in the writing and art. “The strong feelings that wartime produced, served as a catalyst for an outpouring of art and literature, the likes of which had never been seen before” (Greenbelt) Also, during this time period, there was an increase in female writer and readers. A group of poets named William Wordsmith, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Percy Abysses Shelley, and William Blake were considered o be the important figures that started the romantic movement.
The poem written by Samuel and William were often believed to be the start of the Romantic Era especially the poem called Lyrical Ballads that was printed in 1798. The poet, Thomas Chesterton is considered to be the first poet in English literature. Also, Lord Bryon and Walter Scott accomplished a huge amount of fame and influence throughout Europe, which I think how North America got influenced. “Surprising as it may seem to us, living after the Romantic Movement has transformed older ideas about iterate, in the Middle Ages authority was prized more highly than originality” (Spearing).
As we can see, literatures in past eras make what modern literature is today now. In my opinion, this era is important because it helped developed more emotion into literature making it a more interesting thing for the readers. It also helped bring new ideas about art and literature. Also, some books that are well known in the Romantic Era are Mob Dick, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and Frankincense. In conclusion, many literary eras showed characteristics from this event and it is continually developing ideas.