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The enlightenment period finds basis in the development of a new European culture in the eighteenth century. Defined as “mankind’s exit from its self incurred immaturity” (Schmidt 58), enlightenment called for independent thought for progress. By the end of the seventeenth century, society and cultures had changed drastically as opposed to the traditions that dominated humanity at that time. Otherwise referred to as the Age of Enlightenment, the Enlightenment Period saw a rise in a need to find cause and independence in matters found in the society. Consequently, the Enlightenment Continue reading...