What was the focus of the Renaissance?

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The Renaissance was a form of rebirth. People were moving out of the dark ages and becoming more aware of things. The focus of the Renaissance was a time of great works of art and literature.

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The Renaissance was a form of rebirth. People were moving out of the dark ages and becoming more aware of things. The focus of the Renaissance was a time of great works of art and literature.

With the translations of the Bible becoming more available, people were now able to study and understand the Bible. It opened the doors for people to think for themselves, instead of having to rely on the church to tell them what was right or not. Literature was becoming more important, as well, thanks again to the translations. The classics of Greece and Rome, were now being able to be read by the everyday person. The Renaissance also brought about the great works of art, that we still have today. Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael are the most famous artists to come out of the Renaissance. Their works of art shows us what the people of this time were focused on.

This was the beginning of what people now call, humanism. This act is the thought of your own person. People were beginning to enjoy their lives, instead of just thinking that this was just a stopping point on the way to heaven. Humanism was the start of people caring about each other as well. They now had a sense of what was important. They cared for themselves and their neighbors. Even though there was a great wonder of the classics in literature and art, people were now starting to look towards the future. 

Looking back at the Renaissance, we can see how this time in history has affected us today. The great pieces of literature, the beautiful pieces of art and the philosophical works that came out of this era, resonates in our lives today. We can still enjoy what the people worked so hard for. The major focus of the Renaissance was humanism, art and literature, which is still alive and working today. 

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