7 Characteristics of Romanticism – Essay

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Picturesque elements of the past
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old objects you can imagine in your mind from the author’s description
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Primitivism
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people are naturally good, the closer to nature the better
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Nationalism
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arts concerned themselves with specific people and their customs
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Nature
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enthusiasm for wilderness and solitude
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Supernatural
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great interest in myths and legends
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Sentimentalism
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emphasis on emotions or feelings
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Melancholy
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extreme sadness
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Example of Picturesque elements of the past
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Rips old gun that was rusty
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Example of Primitivism
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Rip was happier out in the woods and he liked being away from people
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Example of Nationalism
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Rip met the Dutch people when he woke up, dutch houses were described
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Example of Nature
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the Kaatskill mountains where Rip goes to get away
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Example of Supernatural
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when Rip fell asleep for 20 years in the mountains
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Example of Sentimentalism
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when Rip’s wife got so mad at a salesmen she burst a blood vessel and died
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Example of Melancholy
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when Rip found out that all of his friends had either died or moved

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