Age of Romanticism Map: The French Revolution


In the 18th Century a great Revolution began in Europe, one calling for change and reformation of its government. This Revolution began due to many of the people suffering from oppression by the monachary in France. This age created a new outlook on life and gave writers and artist a new way to express themselves. Romantism was born during the French Revolution. The French Revolution and Romanticism created a fierce reaction in the people and ignited the search for a more direct communication with nature and its creatures. A political writer by the name of Edmund Burke wrote Reflections of the Revolution in France (1790) in response to the French Revolution. He was in favor of the poeple fighting for their freedom and a new sense of social justice. "The French Revolution is the most astonishing that has hitherto happened in the world." The Broadview Anthology of British Literature: The French Revolution (page 57).

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  • Eugene Delacroix

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circa. 18th century