Honors in English
Date of Award
Isabel Gómez Sobrino
Thesis Professor Department
Literature and Language
Matthew Fehskens, Jesse Graves, Daniel Newcomer
Through the works of Lord Byron and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, I explored the function of the themes of darkness and obscurity in Romanticism. There was a clear connection between the inclusion of these themes and the rejection of the Enlightenment period, which is what I focused on in this thesis. I discovered that the Romantics found inspiration and beauty in the darker, stranger aspects of the natural world, while rejecting the logical and rational beliefs of the Enlightenment.
East Tennessee State University
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Seal, Sarah E., "Finding Inspiration in Darkness: The Exploration of Obscurity in Romanticism through the Works of Lord Byron and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer" (2016). Undergraduate Honors Theses. Paper 364. https://dc.etsu.edu/honors/364
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