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COVERED……... EARLY AMERICAN SETTLERS STRICT CODE OF LIVING HUMANITY SINFUL BY NATURE LESS EVIL WHEN IN CHURCH OR WORKING MINISTERS ANOINTED BY GOD INDIVIDUALITY.

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Presentation on theme: "COVERED……... EARLY AMERICAN SETTLERS STRICT CODE OF LIVING HUMANITY SINFUL BY NATURE LESS EVIL WHEN IN CHURCH OR WORKING MINISTERS ANOINTED BY GOD INDIVIDUALITY."— Presentation transcript:

1 COVERED……..

2 EARLY AMERICAN SETTLERS STRICT CODE OF LIVING HUMANITY SINFUL BY NATURE LESS EVIL WHEN IN CHURCH OR WORKING MINISTERS ANOINTED BY GOD INDIVIDUALITY AND IMAGINATION WAS A REBELLION AGAINST GOD GOD WAS SUPREME/ NATURE WAS REFLECTION OF SATAN LITERATURE: SERMONS, POETRY PURITANISM

3 REJECTED PURITANS OPINIONS ON INDIVIDUALS BELIEVED GOD MADE MAN TO REASON WAR FOR THE SAKE OF FREEDOM NATURE WAS AVAILABLE TO MANS USE LITERATURE: SPEECH EDITORIALS REVOLUTIONARY

4 REACTION TO THE AGE OF REASON EMPHASISED IMAGINATION AND THE KEY TO INNER HUMAN SPIRIT (EMOTION) FOCUSED ON INDIVIDUALS CELEBRATED BEAUTY AND MYSTERY OF NATURE AS WELL AS THE SUPERNATURAL AND EXOTIC LITERATURE: SHORT STORIES, POETRY, NOVELS ROMANTICISM

5 POPULAR NEW ENGLAND PHILOSOPHY1830S OFF SHOOT OF ROMANTICISM EMERSON THOREAU SPIRITUAL REALITY, RATHER THAN MATERIAL WEALTH ULTIMATE REALITY GAINED THROUGH NATURE LITERATURE: ESSAYS, POEMS, NOVELS TRANSCENDENTALISM

6 GOOD VS EVIL PSHYCOLOGICAL DELIMMA GUILT OF SIN MYSTERIOUS DARK SETTINGS LITERATURE: POE, SHORT STORIES, NOVELS, POEMS DARK ROMANTICS

7 DOMINATED AMERICAN FICTION FROM 1860S THROUGH THE 1930S WAR DRIVEN CHARACTERIZED BY ACCURACY AND TRUTH OF EXPERIENCES OFTEN A REJECTION OF ROMANTICISM LOCAL COLOR AND /OR REGIONALISM ARE KEY ELEMENTS IN LITERATURE REALISM

8 INFLUENCED BY THEORIES OF DARWIN, FREUD, AND MARX WHICH SUGGESTED THAT SCIENCE PSYCHOLOGY ECONOMICS DETERMINED AN INDIVIDUALS DESTINY WRITERS CHARACTERIED THE UNIVERSE AS COLD AND SPIRITLESS WHERE MAN IS A HAPLESS VICTIM OF THE SCIENCES. NATUALISM


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