18th century, emphasizing inspiration, subjectivity, and the primacy of the person.
Rousseau's writing uses his personal point of view through his autobiography in
Confessions to explain his belief that no matter what frailties and failures he has shown in himself, he believes all human beings are simply good and honest. An element of Romanticism is sensory experiences, this is conveyed through
Rousseau's writing when he says "I know my heart and have studied mankind" meaning he has experienced life through watching mankind develope. Romantic ideas are about the self importance and nature through the context of writing. This element is conveyed when Rousseau says "I at least claim originality, and whether
Nature did wisely in breaking the mould with which she formed me." is him saying that being original is important