Humanities: Literature and History

 

Childe Harold's pilgrimage by JMW Turner

 

TITLE: Essay on “Prevailing Political And Cultural Convention”
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AUTHOR: Mavarine Du-Marie

 

DATE: 16th August 2007

 

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“…the traditional male hero, to whom the 17th century Encyclopédie explained him to be the embodiment of Enlightenment ideals of steadfastness, intrepidness, valiance, and, the great man as having morals; who’s behaviour exhibited noble motives.¹ Whereas, the Romantic sentiment was an emotion which could express the inner feeling, and came to be represented as the ‘Romantic male’, that is, an anti-hero and a great man of vices whom was defined as “…a very indifferent character, [who] might have done more and expressed less…”² by their behaviour in society; “….mad, bad and dangerous to know…”³

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