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Rumbling Romanticism Characteristics Essay

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Do you know about romanticism? There are many different types of works of romanticism. For instance there is The Last of the Mohicans by James Cooper, shows the romantic hero and how there was love of nature. Another romantic story is “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment” by Nathaniel Hawthorne, in this story one of the romanticism characteristics is Supernatural or Macabre because in the story there are many supernatural thing that happen.. The final story about romanticism that is used is “Old Ironsides” by Oliver Holmes, this story has awareness of past because of how the author talks about the memories of the boat.
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This shows that there is focus on the character and her certain characteristics. The next item of romanticism is supernatural or macabre, in the story it says “But it was well known to be a book of magic; and and once , when a chambermaid had lifted it, merely to brush away the dust, the skeleton had rattled in its closet, the picture of the young lady had stepped one foot upon the floor, forth from the mirror; while the brazen head of Hippocrates frowned, and said,--”Forbear!” (Paragraph 3). In the saying the author describes supernatural occurrences like the lady stepping out of the painting and a bust saying forbear are supernatural because that couldn't really happen in real life. There is also imagination over reason, because as it says “They looked as if they had never known what youth or pleasure was, but had been the offspring of nature’s dotage, and always the gray, decrepit, sapless, miserable creatures, who sat stooping round the doctor’s table”(Paragraph 22). They imagined...

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