Romanticism vs Gothic Literature

Topic: ArtFrida Kahlo
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Last updated: April 30, 2019
Romanticism
Believed the imagination was the ultimate power– imagination enabled them to “read” nature

Romanticism
Viewed nature as an organic whole– symbolic of aesthetic human experiences– and as a work of art containing divine elements

Romanticism
Interested in the nature of the hero and the misunderstood or eccentric genius or artist

Romanticism
Emphasized on the importance of intuition, instincts and emotions

Romanticism
Believed emotion was necessary for logical reasoning; Strong emotion was the source of aesthetic experiences

Romanticism
Believed that nature had healing powers and was a source of refuge from artificiality

Romanticism
Interested in the exotic, unfamiliar and distant; New emphasis and curiosity about the emotions of trepidation, horror and awe

Romanticism
Interested in folklore, medieval legends and art

Romanticism
Believed that both nature and mythology had deep symbolism

Romanticism
Believed that the mind reached consciousness through art and literature

Gothic Literature
There is a victim who is helpless against his/her torturer

Gothic Literature
There is a victimizer who is associated with evil and whose powers are immense or supernatural

Gothic Literature
The setting is, at some point, within impenetrable walls to heighten the victim’s sense of isolation

Gothic Literature
Atmosphere of the story is pervaded by a sense of mystery, darkness, oppressiveness, fear, doom to recreate the atmosphere of a crypt

Gothic Literature
The victim is in some way entranced or fascinated by the inscrutable power of his prosecutor

Gothic Literature
Has both elements of horror and romance

Gothic Literature
This feeds on a pleasing sort of terror

Gothic Literature
Embodies the joys of extreme emotion, the thrills of fearfulness, the awe inherent in the sublime and the quest for atmosphere

Gothic Literature
Contain an aura of mystery and the macabre

Gothic Literature
Associated medieval buildings with what they saw as a dark and terrifying period, characterized by harsh laws enforced by torture, and with mysterious, fantastic, and superstitious rituals.

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