The main focus of the German female poets during this time was to create a change in consciousness in society and culture toward specific issues that were prevalent during this time frame.
The German Romantic period lasted from 1750-1860 and was intertwined with both Europe and America. During this time, many attached to philosophies that were based on liberalization, equality and the emergence of society into new understanding of life. As this developed, so did political societies that were a part of the idea of liberalization and the way that individuals looked at different opportunities within society. The political movements led to revolutions that were a part of society. Specifically, many that were a part of the Romantic movement and focused on liberalization also developed a strong understanding of women’s rights and equality among men and women. Intellectual and cultural activities that were a part of society also began to emerge and were intertwined with the philosophies based on different political and cultural rights for women. The different activities that were held led to an increase in the female influence over writers and also showed an emergence of more women that were able to follow in the cultural activities that were surrounding society (Murray, 2004).
The combination of themes that were prevalent from the German Romantic period and from the women was known to be created from specific incidents that occurred in society. The legal crisis of women’s rights was one of the major movements in Germany that created a different identity and gender role among women. The national code that was a part of this time period began with the ideal role that women should hold. However, women began to rebel against these ideals and to create a different approach to the themes used in poetry to show that the legalities which were being created on the nation were incorrect. Nationalism was one of the responses