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Lord Byron

„I Would be a Citizen of the World“ – Finding a proto-european Identity –
The aim of this lesson sequence is to establish Lord Byron as a transnational actor, who outgrew his own status as a “Byronic Hero”. Throughout the sequence, the students change the perception they might have established in the first lesson unit. This perception would develop into seeing Byron as an actor with a proto-European aspect. His determination becomes evident as he brought his own private assets into his cause for individual and national independence – along with, ultimately, his life. Still, Byron had little personal gain to expect – renouncing his hedonistic attitude towards one centred around a “greater good”.

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