The Renaissance

By: Taiwan Cole

Intro

Before there was these amazing expansions in many new concepts in life there was a period of time of darkness and economic regression occurred following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire. As this unpleasant time went on many people died and were scared out their minds about what is going to happen next, and they were answered by The Renaissance. The Renaissance was the period of rebirth and revival through out Europe. In this revival there were many expansions and upgrades in art, literature, and education. In these expansions and upgrades artist started creating new ways to paint and draw. In literature Johann Gutenberg improved the printing press and different authors stared using different languages in their writing. Lastly educationally many schools were created through out Europe. This made Europe stand out amazingly giving them recognition all over the world.

How did it impact society at the time?

It was a major impact on the society that caused the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce. Leading to even bigger changes later on such as, new inventions and major upgrades in education, art, and literature.

How did it impact society today?

The Renaissance had a profound influence on the course of the development of modern American society, culture, and, since it is a natural extension of both, artistic expression. The Renaissance influence in America brought about a new focus on humanism and as a result, a subsequent turning away from the dominant ideals put forth by the church. Although religion was still of the greatest influence throughout the period of the Renaissance, the dawning recognition of human potential and scientific inquiry shaped the course of Western history and does still influence contemporary American culture today. {Cited from http://www.articlemyriad.com/influence-renaissance-modern-american-society/ ]

Shakespeares Poem

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate;
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer's lease hath all too short a date:
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm'd
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance, or nature's changing course, untrimm'd
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
Nor shall Death brag thou wanderest in his shade
When in eternal lines to time thou growest
So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.