How do these changes in philosophical thought show development over time?
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Romanticism, according to Ambrosio changes the concept of hero and saint. Francis of Assisi, Dante Alighieri, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and Søren Kierkegaard show the slow movement of thought from Romantic ideals to Enlightenment patterns of cultural mutations.
Near the end of life, Francis composed “a troubadour’s love song,” which is often referred to as “The Canticle of Creatures” (Ambrosio, L15, 12:39). The poem is a love song to God. It repeats the phrase, “All praise be yours,” and it honors Brother Sun, Sister Moon, and accepts Sister Death. As Ambrosio mentions, Francis is the type of the Romantic hero, both joyful, and accepting of his mortality, that he will die. Dante, on the other hand, gives a much more somber portrayal of the journeying hero who looks for a lost love....