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Glossary of English II-H

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Not actually a literary movement, but a religious belief
Puritanism
Plaine Style
Puritanism
Bible = God's Law
Puritanism
Men are naturally evil and deserve hell
Puritanism
Salvation can not be earned, but is predetermined.
Puritanism
Value reason over faith
Rationalism
Value now over afterlife
Rationalism
Humans are essentially good
Rationalism
A Utopia is absurd and impossible
Rationalism
Glorified nature and the common man
Romanticism
Valued free will and self-determinism
Romanticism
Held an interest in the mysterious, speculative, and supernatural
Romanticism
Authors stressed examination of inner feelings
Romanticism
valued imagination and insight as a path to understanding
Romanticism
believed in excess and spontaneity (seize the day!)
Romanticism
Valued experiences of the individual
Romanticism
Believed an ideal opposed to the actual
Romanticism
Maintained a deep awareness of the past
Romanticism
Humans achieve understanding intuitively
Transcendentalism
1st authentically original AMerican literacy and philosophical movement
Transcendentalism
The most fundamental truths of life exist in a universal and bening omniprescence called the oversoul.
Transcendentalist
VAlue individual, nature, and independence
Transcendentalist
Humanity is essentially divine and lacks potential for evil
Transcendentalist
Self-reliance were to be practiced; authority is unnecessary
Transcendentalist
Offshoot of Realism, depict people in real situations
Naturalism
Depicts humans as animals in the natural world
Naturalism
People viewed as victims of immutable natural laws (subject to destiny/fate)
Naturalism
Characters respond to forces, but have no control
Naturalism
Humans are driven by primal urges (fear, hunger, sex)
Naturalism

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