Marymount University Romanticism Reflection Question

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Wordsworth’s Romantic view of childhood puts forward the notion that each human being is most uniquely themselves in infancy and early childhood, but as the human being grows older he/she loses uniqueness as they “con another part,” changing as they adapt to the expectations of others. Although Wordsworth thought this process inevitable and irreversible, he clearly believed a person should try to retain some of  original child-like “intimations of immortality” by recollecting childhood experience.

Do you see any examples in contemporary American  thinking about childhood that shares  Wordsworth’s views on childhood? Is there a place for or respect for the  Romantic Child in our world?