The signing of free trade agreements between the Dominican Republic and CARICOM, as well as with the CACM in the DR-CAFTA, are further indication of the recognized need to overcome insularism
through regional cooperation and, eventually, integration.
Schaefer treat religious insularism
with an engagingly light touch.
practices or increased national insularism
, Marti's publication of "Our America" in 1892 instead promoted regional unity.
The reclusive Hobbits, who must join the other races of the world, are much like the reclusive Victorians who could afford such insularism
due to the political and economic stability at home during the nineteenth century, only decades before England would have to join with its allies to fight in both World Wars.
A closer look at the critical reception of the "Ode on Melancholy" will help to demystify the second generation's allegedly "disruptive" difference from either the insularism
of the first generation or from their own early self-absorption, the latter typified by Lord Byron's obsession with the Island's conflictual literary scene in "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers" (1809; 1: 227-64), or by the circular returns effectuated by Keats's Endymion, which ends in death, or the apotheosis of the mortal protagonist, and Shelley's Alastor, which ends with the hero's death, or the transcendence of an impossible mourning.