The Romantic Period 1798 -1832
Define the following Names and
Terms to Know (page 651)
French Revolution
 Bastille
 Reign of Terror
 Industrial Revolution
 Tories
 Whigs
 Romanticism
 Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Look on the Timeline on page
Name two technological improvements
in this period.
 What nation’s affairs dominated the
European scene prior to 1816?
 Name three events that suggest that
Britain suffered from popular unrest in
the years after 1816.
Historical Background
The ____________ Period, nearly all
the attitudes and tendencies of
eighteenth century classicism and
rationalism were defined or changed
 The ____________ Revolution – a mob
stormed Bastille, a Paris prison for
political prisoners.
 France became a _________________
The Reign of Terror
Revolutionaries tried and convicted
__________________ on a charge of treason
and sent him to the _______________.
 Les Miserables.
 Those British who originally supported
revolution now turned against it.
 The ____________ government lead by
William Pitt, outlawed all talk of parliamentary
reform outside the halls, banned public
meetings, and suspended certain basic rights.
Industrial Revolution
Overcrowded factory towns
Unpleasant and unsafe working conditions
Long working hours for low pay
People began to protest
A new generation of _____________
emerged in the 1820s and reforms took
The _________ Bill of 1832 brought
sweeping changes to British political life.
Literature of the Period
New interest in the trials and dreams of
the _____________ people.
 Deep attachment to nature and a pure,
simple past.
 Swiss born writer _________________
– “Man is born free and everywhere he
is in chains.”
 Goethe – works filled with myth,
adventure, and passion
Affected the other arts as well.
Wordsworth wrote ________________.
Ordinary things should be presented in an
____________ way.
 ____________ not a force to be tamed and
analyzed but a wild, free source of
 The younger “____________ generation”
rebelled more strongly against the
 Keats - Odes
British Prose
____________ was the dominant
literary form but prose works also
 Mary Shelley - __________________
 Jane Austen - __________________

Unit 4 * Rebels and Dreamers