Lord Byron and His Literature
Lord Byron was a man whose passion for life seemed unequaled by any of the other Romantic figures. Byron's personal character, though not entirely so, could be seen in his literature as well as his life.
Lord Byron's most notable contribution to literature, the Byronic Hero, possessed many qualities which Lord Byron himself displayed in day to day life. The most prominent characteristic that links Lord Byron to his literary characters is his passionate manner by which he pursues life. Whether in the pursuit of women or adventure, the life of Lord Byron and his Byronic Hero holds many similarities.
The way that Lord Byron sought pleasure for himself by his own means was another way which he resembled his literary characters. This attitude of self-reliance is a distinguishing characteristic of both Lord Byron and his literary figures
Lord Byron's moodiness was a trait that links him with his fictional characters as well. Much of this moodiness was brought on by Byron himself, who ceaselessly got himself into troubling situations through his reckless tendencies. The most notable is his affair with his own half-sister. This brought much grief to Byron as it caused many of his friends and supporters to abandon him. This led to the feeling of alienation which Byron shared with his Byronic Hero. These are just a few of the other characteristics that Lord Byron and his fictional characters have in common.
Though not all of Lord Byron's characteristics are manifested in his characters, there are many similarities between the two. The many resemblance's that Byron and his characters share only serve to prove what an interesting figure that Lord Byron was and it makes his literature all the more compelling.
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