Write on one (1) of the following topics:
Evaluate how Napoleon both continued and broke from the aims of his revolutionary predecessors.
Define “sublime” as the romantics used the term. Google paintings by the British artists J. M. W. Turner and John Constable. Using these images, discuss how the paintings reflect the sublime sensibility central to the aesthetics of Romanticism.
In Book One of his Confessions, Rousseau claims, “I felt before I thought.” Other Romantic poets, like Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats, stress feeling over thinking too. Using textual evidence from the poems, discuss how the Romantic poets privileged emotion over reason.
- Your response should be at least 750 words in length
- Use MLA format for any quotations or citations that you use to support your answer