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Basic differences in perception of man nature and time in Medieval and Renaissance literature Time of Medieval literature started with the fall of the Roman empire in 5th century AD People were on the highest level of barbarism man got all what he could he did not have goals anymore This was time of constant wars and instability But world could not stop develop and in the result three parallel styles in literature started to develop at the same time 1literature of pagan traditions what mostly includes folklore of peasants They could not write and read in Latin and Greek jet so traditions went through the centuries orally and in their used language 2official church and state literature Christianity was made as a sort of superstructure and almost everything were depended on it also literature did 3feudal or knights literature It was written by knights and described their way of life The time of Renaissance started to develop in 13th century It was time when man got across to the culture of new time Man became antifeudal in basis of his mind He became social anticlerical and human Man started to believe in himself that he is creative and conscious creature in this world Literature came back to the values of the ancient times Man To my mind perception of man in each time firstly is a hero He just differentiates The hero of Medieval literature was man usually born from man and some kind of animal as in case with old English epos Beowulf his mane means the son of bear He also was the man sent by God to fight with evil But the Lord wove the webs of destiny gave the Geats success in their struggle help and support in such a way that all were enabled to overcome their enemy through the strength of one man Beowulf The Renaissance new ideology came with
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