New Subjects in Romanticism
During the Romantic Period there seemed to be revolution in the air. The American Revolution and the French Revolution of 1789 had a great impact on literature of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This impact can be seen throughout Romantic literature but especially in the area of new subjects. Before the 19th century authors tended to write about the aristocratic class. There was nothing written for or about the common
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legitimization raised questions pertaining to god. These new subjects were vital to the Romantic period and every piece of writing afterward.
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