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Romanticism and Gothic Literature

Summary: Provides an overview of the romantic period in literature. Also includes a description of gothic literature and compares the two genres. References Mary Shelley's work, Frankenstein.
Romantic literature began to gain popularity as people no longer wanted to read realistic literature. During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, romantic authors poured out their work which was about nature and emotions rather than rationality and logic. Gothic literature emerged as a type of romantic literature which focused on death, terror, the dark and evil side of people and nature. As time has gone on, gothic literature has been defined several different ways. Gothic literature examines human flaws through evil and society, although this is true in Frankenstein, it is not the great gothic example which people believe it to be.

The rise of romanticism began when two young poets published poetry books to raise money for a trip to Germany (Henry 623). The Lyrical Ballads is considered to be the first romantic piece of literature. However, most critics believe that the primary historical motivation for...

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