Ethnocentrism, Romanticism, Exoticism, and Primitivism as Depicted in James Cameron’s “Avatar”

Ethnocentrism Ethnocentrism refers to the way a given group of individuals critiques another, using its own culture as point of reference. In most cases, ethnocentrism is regarded as the belief that one’s culture is superior to another or is the most preferred compared to the one being reviewed (Lundberg, 2001). Ethnocentric individuals feel that their […]

Feminism builds up in romanticism, realism, modernism

Romanticism The evolution witnessed in the realm of literature provides us with a broad perspective regarding what the world is up to. Through diverse aspects the evolution in literary works reflects the changes anticipated in the society. Hence, the development of such dynamics as romanticism, modernism and postmodernism, these dynamics are well illuminated in Charles […]

Romanticism Culture

What is Romanticism? Romanticism refers to the period of intellectual, artistic and literary movement in Europe in the first half of nineteenth century. This movement was a vivid response to the Industrial Revolution, as well as a revolt against existing political and social norms (Gunderson 38). Romanticism was an ideological system that criticized rationalistic nature […]

Gothic Romanticism in Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”, Nathaniel Hawthorn’s “The Birthmark”

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “The Tell-Tale Heart” depicts the narrator’s attempts at justifying his cruel intent of killing an elderly man with whom he shares an apartment because the elderly man keeps looking at the narrator with supposed “evil eyes”. When he eventually accomplishes his mission, the extreme guilt that arises from his cruel […]