Category Archives: Inglese

Thomas Hardy

Deterministic view Hardy and Wilde criticized the Victorian age, but in different way. Hardy was influence by Darwin and Schopenhauer. He found consolation in a fantastic place called “Wessex”. For him there is not solution. Hardy thinks that we are destiny to die due to the immanent will. Hardy wants to come back in a better period because he hates this period (industrial revolution). Wessex … Continue reading Thomas Hardy »

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

LIFE AND WORKS -> Coleridge is the other great romantic poet of the first generation. He was still young when he met the poet Robert Southey, with whom, inspired by the ideals of the French Revolution, he planned to found a community in America called “Pantisocracy. It was for Coleridge the friendship with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, which was determined for his literary carrier resulting … Continue reading Samuel Taylor Coleridge »

William Wordsworth

THE MANIFESTO OF ENGLISH ROMANTICISM -> in the Preface of the second edition of Lyrical Ballads Wordsworth stated what the subject matter and the language of poetry should be. Poetry should deal with everyday situations or incidents and with ordinary people, especially humble, rural people. The language should be simple, the objects mentioned homely and called by their ordinary names. In low and rustic life … Continue reading William Wordsworth »

Victorian Age

THE VICTORIAN AGE: The Victorian age form an historical point of view starts in 1837 and ends in 1901, but from a literary point of view starts in 1832 and ends in 1890. Is a period of reorganizations, there was an enormous scientific progress in all fields, there was an increase of factories and their production. There was a change for the role of children … Continue reading Victorian Age »

John Keats

JOHN KEATS Keats is a romantic poet of the second generation. He had humble origin and he passed his life in poor condition , however his passion for reading and poetry let him pass all his life writing poems. the 1818 was an year of turn for keats because he realized that his life was short and he change his point of view, in this … Continue reading John Keats »