Unit 4 * Rebels and Dreamers

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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
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Look on the Timeline on page
653…
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.
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Historical Background
The ____________ Period, nearly all
the attitudes and tendencies of
eighteenth century classicism and
rationalism were defined or changed
dramatically.
 The ____________ Revolution – a mob
stormed Bastille, a Paris prison for
political prisoners.
 France became a _________________
monarchy.
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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.
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Industrial Revolution
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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
place.
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
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Romanticism
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
inspiration.
 The younger “____________ generation”
rebelled more strongly against the
conservatism.
 Keats - Odes
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British Prose
____________ was the dominant
literary form but prose works also
appeared.
 Mary Shelley - __________________
 Jane Austen - __________________
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