It is unmistakable that the church was repressing him sexually. The meaning of the term freedom is often open to interpretation, and can represent different meanings to different groups of people.
Of the writers of the second generation, only Byron enjoyed fame while he was alive, more fame than any of the other romantic writers, with perhaps the exception of Scott, but Keats and Shelley had relatively few readers while they were alive.
Authors were fascinated by the idea of the afterlife and what it entailed. The eccentric and the singular took the place of the accepted conventions of the age. As prolific as the Romantic period was in literature, England faced several harsh ordeals such as the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars, and the financial hardships that occurred as a result of militant turmoil Bathsheba is the heroine in need; there are also a string of problems for the characters to overcome like Troy's involvement with Fanny, her death and the loss of her baby to which Troy is the father Finally, a Constitution was made and everyone was happy.
During this period of his life, Beethoven was still known as perhaps the greatest pianist in existence and he was busy touring Europe as a performer.