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The romantic Oriental poems of Coleridge, Shelly and Lord Byron present the colonial...
Topic: Social Sciences
With reference to the above quotation, discuss in an essay of 2000 words three romantic poems by the aforementioned poets in view of the following critical issues:
1. The notions of Colonialism, Orientalism according to Edward Said and Oriental Renaissance according to Raymond Schwab.
2. The representation of the Western “self” and the Eastern “other”.
3. The moral ground of Romanticism, its restriction to the European Continent and exclusion of other nations.
4. Your own reflections and comments on the image of the Orient in Romantic poetry and its misleading effects that contributed to misunderstanding and mistreatment between West and East.
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