American Romanticism and Scarlet Letter

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Albert Bierstadt, American Romantic artist

American Romanticism is a unique blend of European anti-rationalistic Romanticism and the typical American free-spirit.Praising nature, humanity (individualism), and emotion/passion, it was an intentional movement away from the dusty intellectualism of the Enlightenment period. Here are a few resources to help with this area of literature.

American Romanticism worksheet a brief overview of literary Romanticism and its unique American flavor (adapted from a resource put together by Dr. Carol Scheidenhelm at Loyola University)

The Scarlet Letter / Nathaniel Hawthorne - Cartoon from The New Yorker - Sam Gross:

Check out this awesome 'The Scarlet Letter' infographic from Course Hero!: