Analysis Of Jane Campion 's ' Bright Star ' Essay

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The romantic period was a time of unprecedented change, widely known for its expression of transformative ideas, varied perspectives and exploration of meaning. It is this amalgamation of radical multifarious viewpoints that have endured and remained poignant both on intellectual and emotional levels. The reactionary nature of the movement itself characterized a set of antithetical values to the preceding age of reason. Logic and rationality gave way to imagination, an individuals search for meaning, intense emotion, idealistic perspectives and pantheistic views of the natural world. Using their texts as a medium romantic artists explored the ability of these tenants to push the confines of logic and rationality. Jane Campion’s film, “Bright Star” (2009) communicates the ability of pure emotion to challenge the confines of civil reality. Whilst ”The Tyger”(1794) by William Blake expands on the concept through it’s portrayal of the beauty of the unexplored, paradoxical and un-interpretable. However even within romanticism period notable fluidity of thought and values is observable. Contemporary text by Mary Shelley, “Frankenstein” (1818) encompasses awe for the natural world yet rethinks romantic rhetoric by exploring the consequences rather than beauty of divorcing ambition and imagination from rational thought and ethical implications. Moreover Caspar David Friedrich’s, visual text Abbey Among Oak Trees, (1810) both encapsulates and challenges romantic tenants,…

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