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time period
1765-1787
ended with the what?
constitution
What were some commonly held beliefs of the period?
Enlightenment and Deism
4 main points
1. There is a god.
2. God created the universe
3. Within the universe there is a natural law
4. god does not intervene in human matters because of natural law.
Tabula Rasa
Blank slate- man is capable of being perfected.
Predominant writings
1. political pamplets
2. Satire- poke fun of things to create or inspire change.
Realism
1865-1885
character is more important than?
plot
realism is viewed as a?
democracy
diction
natural way people speak
Chain of Being
God>angels>man>animals>plants
must have a balance between?
spirit and flesh
passion and reason
Picaresque
hero becomes hero through immoral means
Romantism
1820-1850
emphasis of romantism
individual emotion and imagination
romantism predominant writings
novels
short storied
Transendentalism
1850-1865
what kind of movement was transendentalism?
a philosophical movement
Basic Beliefs of transentalism
1. There is a God
2. God is good
3. god created universe and man.
4. man is good
5. man produces intuition
6. intuition is good
7. if people followed intuition
8. utopian society