The Age Of Reason, And The Romantic Period Of The Crucible By Arthur Miller

1913 Words Jan 29th, 2016 8 Pages
Literature is impacted by history. History, in turn, is impacted by people who are influenced by the conformities of society. Writers are affected by the environment around them. As a result, 3 totally different periods are formed: The Puritan Era, The Age of Reason, and The Romantic Period. The Puritan Era caused a psychological wave of oddness over the people. They believed that they should blame those unwilling to fit society’s requirements. It was created as a result of the Salem Witch Trials. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible about this period. In contrast, The Age of Reason was formal and political. The Age of Reason was created in response to Britain and their control on America. This inspired many writers such as Thomas Paine and J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur. They wrote The Crisis and Letters from an American Farmer, respectively. The Romantic Period was not like either of the periods listed above. It was a true blossoming for literature. Literature took a turn to more superficial things, horrific, even. Edgar Allen Poe wrote during this time period. He wrote many famous poems, such as A Cask of Amontillado. All three periods were completely different, yet they occurred right after another. How could that be? To understand, you must look at the history behind them. What was going on during that time period that sparked an author’s interest to write something that still astounds many now? Literature and history are interconnected, and they affect each other…

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