Explain what American and European romantics and realists have in common about the life and role of art. What is the difference?

Romantics tend to create an idealistic picture of the world. Realists are not afraid to show the unpleasant moments of life. Both romantics and realists saw that reality was far from ideal, but realists actively showed this.
The difference between American romanticism lay in a closer connection with educational rationalism: they did not have such a sharp departure from educational ideals.

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