• Romantic In Traditional Role
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    Even though it was written in the Victorian era, Kate Chopin's The Awakening has several romantic qualities, especially with the main character, as she struggles between society's obligations and her own desires. Chopin writes about a woman who continues to reject the society around her, a notion too radical for Chopin's peers. Edna Pon tellier has the traditional role of both wife and mother, but deep down she wants something more, difficult to do in the restricted Victorian society. The typica...
  • Women In The Victorian Age
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    Suffer And Be Still, is a powerful collection of essays. This collection, edited by Martha Vicinus documents the state of women in the 19 th century Victorian England. This time period is well known as a dark side in women's modern history, because, as seen through this book, Women in the Victorian Age were discriminated, degraded and psychologically abused at this time. Men, domineering at home, in government, education and professional life dictated a woman's role. Whether through popular cul...
  • Victorian Life Through Color
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    Victorian Life Through Color The use of color in Victorian literature and art has gone far beyond simple description to form it's very own sort of diction. Whether reading Victorian prose or looking at a Pre-Rapaelite painting one is drawn in and deeply affected by the arrangement and combination of it's colors. In the two of these mediums, each color is both powerful and used precisely either to represent a trait or emotion or to compliment other colors to form a greater representation of an id...
  • Marriage In The Victorian
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    Marriage in the Victorian In the Victorian, marriage was seen mainly as bringing up ones status, people didn t marry for love they married for money. In this case, Victorians kept marriage between family members to keep the wealth there. Throughout many Victorian works this trend in seen often. In Thomas Hardy s novel, Desperate Remedies, in the beginning we learn that Cytherea had to end her relationship with Ambrose Grade, because she was going to be with her cousin who she had prior flirtatio...
  • Victorian Literature 2 Age Darwin Charles
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    Gibson 1 Kristy Gibson Mrs. B. Williams Advanced English IV 2 February 1997 How Literature was Affected in the Victorian Age The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain's literature (Keach 608). The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of readin...
  • A Dolls House Victorian Morals
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    Victorian Morals, Values, and Ideals The Victorian Era describes things and events in the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Victoria was just 18 years old when she became queen upon the death of her uncle William IV in 1837. Many people today believe that the Victorian Era is really connotations of prudish, old-fashioned, and very traditional. But, the Victorian Era is very paradoxical and very complex. In religion, the Victorians experienced a great age of doubt. On a large scale, there were...
  • Satirical Social Construct Theories In Carroll Wonderland
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    The Victorian Era held many common beliefs that contrast to everything modern society holds as true. These beliefs e compassed such areas as social theory, class differences, racial prejudices, the effect of capitalism in society, and the role and extent of education Lewis Carroll challenges and satirizes these social constructs in his novels Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by the use of fantasy characters and settings. He confronts the reader indirectly through Alice; as the f...
  • Victorian Writer Houghton Dogmatism Writers
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    Victorian Dogmatism as a Gift from the Romantic Age and Prior Walter E. Houghton prefaces The Victorian Frame of Mind by noting, "the Victorian mind remains for us blurred and obscure. It appears as a bundle of various and often paradoxical ideas and attitudes" (xiii). Houghton acknowledges the "fragmentary and incoherent" (xiii) characteristics of the Victorian period, in contrast to general assumptions defining the period simply as morally rigid and intellectually dogmatic, for instance. Much ...
  • Post Modern Victorian A S Byatt's Possession
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    Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we " ve learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowe...
  • Gender Changes In The Sun Also Rises
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    The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway is a story of being apart of the "Lost Generation" in the 1920's. The Great War had changed the ideas of morality, faith and justice and many people began to feel lost. Their traditional values were changed and the morals practically gone. The "Lost Generation" rejected Victorian ideologies about gender, sex and identity. The main characters, Brett and Jake, redefine masculinity and femininity, drifting away from the Victorian ideals of sexuality and ident...
  • Women In Vic England
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    Social Class Divisions and the Effects on Women of Victorian England Two hundred years ago, during the reign of Queen Victoria in England, the social barriers of the Victorian class system firmly defined the roles of women. The families of Victorian England were divided into four distinct classes: the Nobility or Gentry Class, the Middle Class, the Upper Working Class, and lastly, the Lower Working class. The women of these classes each had their own traditional responsibilities. The specifics o...
  • Victorian Age Wrote Social Women
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    The Year 1837 was very significant. It was not only the year that Queen Victoria acceded the throne, but also the year that a new literary age was coined. The Victorian Age, more formally known, was a time of great prosperity in Great Britain's literature. The Victorian Age produced a variety of changes. Political and social reform produced a variety of reading among all classes. The lower-class became more self-conscious, the middle class more powerful and the rich became more vulnerable. The ...
  • Jane Eyre As A Typical And Atypical Victorian Woman
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    The image of Jane Eyre was certainly a startling one to the Victorian public. On the surface Jane Eyre seems like a quintessential heroine of Gothic and Sentimental literature: a plane and poor girl who, having virtuously defied the temptation of being seduced, is rewarded for her outstanding morality and chastity by the crowning elements of propriety and desirability -a husband and a fortune. However, there is a catch Jane hardly fits into the mold of soft gracefulness and demureness created by...
  • The Awakening Of Women
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    The Awakening is a commentary on the restraints faced by women at the turn of the century. The novel is really all about independence and understanding. The peace that is offered in the promise of personal freedom concerning love and all else, shown in this novel, is enticing. Chopin writes about a woman who continues to reject the society around her, a notion too radical for Chopin's peers. Edna Pontellier has the traditional role of both wife and mother, but deep down she wants something more,...
  • Alienation In Victorian Societ
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    Alienation in Victorian Society by Shiv am Ray The Victorian period is often defined and pictured by its antique images of flowers, corsets, standard 18 inch waists and rosy-cheek children. However, Kate Chopin shatters this image in her Novel "The Awakening" published in 1899. The authors child hood experiences of tragedies in her family and a true story of a lady from New Orleans and her scandals greatly influence the matter of this novel. In reality, Victorian period was characterized by rigi...
  • The Victorian Era Middle Class
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    The Victorian period was filled with many different types of thoughts and ideas. The literature of the period rose ideas never heard before. Also, the reform and industrial revolution changed the way that people thought. Several scientific discoveries also made Victorians question their own beliefs. The intriguing Victorian period had a different taste of literature and also went through a reform of classes and several technological advances to make it an extremely unique period in time. Victor...
  • Good And Evil Hyde Jeykll Victorian
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    'The Strange Case of Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' by is a novel, written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson in a Victorian society that has very strict views about, and about the separation of good and evil. In this era, the Victorian ideal was to have a marriage, to be religious, for everyone to live in happiness and to have a family. However, sex outside marriage was very wrong. This idea about sex outside marriage was very hypocritical due to the raising levels of prostitution and in true reality, m...
  • Victorian Moral Nora Ibsen Women
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    A Dolls House-Victorian Morals A Dolls House-Victorian Morals Essay, Research Paper Victorian Morals, Values, and Ideals The Victorian Era describes things and events in the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). Victoria was just 18 years old when she became queen upon the death of her uncle William IV in 1837. Many people today believe that the Victorian Era is really connotations of prudish, old-fashioned, and very traditional. But, the Victorian Era is very paradoxical and very complex. In re...
  • Victorian Literature Social Society Writers
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    The Victorian Literature Victorian literature The first decades (1830 s to 1860 s) of Queen Victoria's reign produced a vigorous and varied body of literature that attempted to come to terms with the current transformations of English society, but writers in the latter decades (1870 s to 1900) withdrew into AESTHETICISM, a preoccupation with sensation as an end in itself. Confronted by the shift from an agricultural to an industrial urban society and troubled by the erosion of traditional religi...
  • Victorian Values Hecht Dover Arnold
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    "Dover Bitch': Mockery Of Victorian Values In " Dover Bitch': Mockery Of Victorian Values In "Dover Beach' "Dover Bitch': Mockery of Victorian Values in "Dover Beach' Hecht's parody "Dover Bitch' is a mockery of Victorian values shown in "Dover Beach', as well as those of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach.' . The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he writes ' There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl… &#...