About This Chapter
Romantic writers weren't like the romance writers we may have today. These writers didn't create characters who know they are meant to be together the moment their eyes meet and who fall into a steamy scene less than halfway through the book. Writers of the Romantic Period in literature wrote about individual struggles, societal issues and human bonds with a love story thrown in as part of the bigger message. You will learn about all of these pieces in this chapter. You'll also learn about the writers of this period, like Lord Byron and Jane Austen. In addition, these lessons will cover:
- How Lord Byron devoted a huge chunk of his life to an epic poem that he started in 1818 and wrote until his death in 1824
- An analysis of Byron's famous novel, Don Juan
- Various famous works from Jane Austen
- The influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on the films that were based on the story
|The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art||Get an introduction to the American writers and artists during the Romantic Period, and learn about the style that embodies the Romantics.|
|Lord Byron: Poems and Biography||Explore the life of Lord Byron, including his wild social life and his work, such as 'She Walks in Beauty'.|
|Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis||Discover this epic poem by Lord Byron.|
|Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels||See the works of this author born in 1775.|
|Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature Vs. Film||Examine this famous story that has been used in countless movies and television shows.|
1. The Romantic Period in American Literature and Art
This video introduces American Romanticism, a movement where literature focused on intuition, imagination and individualism. Authors such as Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow contributed to what became known as the American identity, as the new country did its best to distance itself from European tradition.
2. Lord Byron: Poems and Biography
Lord Byron was once called 'mad, bad and dangerous to know.' In this lesson, you'll learn about this poet who is one of English Romanticism's most celebrated and prolific figures.
3. Byron's Don Juan: Summary, Quotes and Analysis
When a complicated, fascinating writer like Lord Byron devotes a huge chunk of his life to a single, sprawling work, you're assured a product that's just like its author, except when it isn't. In this lesson, you'll learn about Lord Byron's epic masterpiece, 'Don Juan.'
4. Jane Austen: Biography and Major Novels
When you hear the name Jane Austen, you probably think about long dresses, stuffy tea parties, and British accents - unless you don't know who she is. In that case, you really need to watch this video about the writer's life and works.
5. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Literature vs. Film
FIRE BAD! That may be the depth of your experience with Frankenstein. But before he broke into pop culture, the character had a rich literary history. Watch our lesson to learn more!
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- Jazz Music
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