My Antonia

Explain Jims concept of happiness: "to be dissolved into something complete and great." Also, how does this idea relate to Romanticism?

This answer can be found in chapter 15, book 2 of My Antonia

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Nebraska with all its rugged open land, mystery and power ignites Jim's imagination. It is like he has been born again and "dissolved into something complete and great." This is the language of romantics, the idea that a connection can be made with the spiritual and energy of the place.