- It stressed strong emotion (which now might include trepidation, awe, and horror as aesthetic experiences)
- It stressed the individual imagination as a critical authority (which permitted freedom within or from classical notions of form in art)
- It stressed overturning of previous social conventions, particularly the position of the aristocracy.
What movement or time period do you think is best compared to this one? What characters in literature or movies would fit well into this period?