Romanticism: 4 Books Produced in the Era

The Era of Romanticism was characterized by: A movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late 18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the individual. Here are a few books that were so influential during that time. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë A boy, Heathcliff is adopted off of the…

FDR: “I Welcome Their Hatred”

  Speech by FDR at Madison Square Garden in 1936: “For nearly four years you have had an Administration which instead of twirling its thumbs has rolled up its sleeves. We will keep our sleeves rolled up. We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism,…

What Makes a Group of Individuals a Community?

The early settlers in Massachusetts Bay came from various European countries. These settlers were able to form communities such as the one described in The Scarlet Letter. The community was formed because of common life experiences, goals and dreams, similar social customs and traditions, settlement in the same geographic region, and the establishment of all…

Reasons for Slow and Steady Progress

There are many reasons to try to progress in a certain activity. Everyone wants to get better. Everyone thinks that to get better you must work really hard at that activity for long periods of time to get better. However, it is easy to think that change must be done quickly and difficultly. The more…

What is the Source of Our Morals?

Morality is often a subject of debate between many. Is it embedded into us or do we learn it as we grow as individuals? Some believe that it comes from religious inspirations such as deities.