Which characters from Arcadia view the universe in a Romantic way and which view it in a Classical way?
Characters in Arcadia who view the universe in a Romantic way include Richard Noakes and Chloe Coverly, while Hannah Jarvis and Valentine Coverley, view it in a Classical way. Thomasina Coverley, while primarily Classical in outlook, has Romantic flashes.
As Tom Stoppard’s play mixes up past and present, the playwright also shows how Romantic and Classical views clashed not only in the early 1800s but more than a century later. The Romantic view, which challenged the rationality of Classicism, is developed through characters that include Richard Noakes and Chloe Coverly. A Classical perspective, which is alive and well in the present through intellectuals and scientists such as Hannah Jarvis and Valentine Coverley, is developed for the nineteenth-century characters through Thomasina Coverley.
Part of Arcadia is set in the early...
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