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American Literature – Rationalism, Deism, and Romanticism

Rationalism
the belief that human beings can arrive at the true by using reason, rather than by relying on the authority of the past, on religious faith, or intuition

Deism
The belief that God had made it possible for all people at all times to discover natural laws through their God- given power of reason

Romanticism
The name given to the school of thought that values feeling and intuition over reason

Characteristics of the Romantic Hero
1. Young or possesses youthful qualities
2. Innocent and pure of purpose
3. Sense of honor based not on society’s rules but on some higher principle
4. Has knowledge of people and life based on deep, intuitive understanding, not of formal learning
5. Loves nature and avoids town life
6. Quests for some higher truth in the natural world

Natty Bumppo Example: Young or possesses youthful qualities
1. He is portrayed as strong, and agile as seen in the movie as he is shown with great combat skills and strength throughout the movie.
2. At the beginning of the movie he is shown joining in a game with the town children which shows he has youthful qualities.

Natty Bumppo Example: Innocent and pure of purpose
Does not want to fight or go into battle and goes out on to the frontier with the other mohicans. The fact that they just want to survive and avoid the war at hand displays a sense of innocence and that they just want to live. (pure of purpose)

Natty Bumppo Example: Sense of Honor based on a higher principle
When one of the Patriots is being burned by the Hurons, Bumppo shoots him before escaping to spare him from more pain and suffering than he has to endure. Most people would have just let him burn and try to get as far away as possible quickly, but the fact that Bumppo took the time to help out the officer, it shows a sense of honor.

Natty Bumppo Example: Has knowledge of people and life not based on formal education.
When in the forrest with the American soldiers they find a footprint and Bumppo knows which way the Hurons were moving based on it. This skill is something that he picked up on his own, as he never had a formal education.

Natty Bumppo Example: Loves nature and avoids town life
Him and the other mohicans went out on to the frontier into nature instead of going towards the towns which were at war. Most of the movie takes place in the forest and Bumppo hunts deer and shows appreciation for it after it is killed at the beginning of the movie

Natty Bumppo Example: Quests for some higher truth in the natural world
He attempts to preserve the last few people left of his culture by avoiding war as much as possible and heading into the frontier.

Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
The AutoBiography of Benjamin Franklin
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Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
The Crisis – Thomas Paine
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Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
Patrick Henry’s Speech to the Virginia Convention
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Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
“The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls”
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Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
” The Cross of Snow”
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Connecting Rationalism or Romanticism:
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
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Summary of Phyllis Wheatley’s letter

Summary of Ben Franklin’s Autobiography

Summary of The Crisis

Summary of Patrick Henry’s Speech

Summary of “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls”

Summary of ” The Cross of Snow:”

Summary of Rip Van Winkle

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