The Victorian Era

Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons
Cherubic Demons Virginia Woolf was a professional writer who made many important contributions to the progress of women and women’s rights. She was born in 1882 during a time -- the middle of the Victorian era -- in which the feminine ideal that she struggled against so much was very prevalent; the ideal women was thought to be passive, pretty, and proper. “The Angel in the House” was Woolf’s term for the internalized ideal against which she strove to overcome. Her father was a writer too; he wa
Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Margaret Hilda Thatcher
Margaret Hilda Thatcher Margaret Hilda Thatcher's overwhelming sense of self-confidence and ambition ruled her life from the time she was a small child in Grantham, though her Oxford years and during her early years in politics. It led her to become the first female Prime Minister of Great Britain, and also helped through her difficult political years as Attila the Hun. Britain's first female Prime Minister was born on October 13, 1925 in a small room over a grocer's shop in Grandham, England.
English
English
english interpretation of Ibsen's A Doll's House A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other work
A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik
A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik
A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In contrast to many dramas of Scandinavia in tha
Alfred Tennyson and His Work
Alfred Tennyson and His Work
Alfred Tennyson and His Work Alfred Tennyson was born on August 6th, 1809, at Somersby, Lincolnshire, fourth of twelve children of George and Elizabeth Tennyson. Tennyson, said to be the best poet of the Victorian era and his poetry will be discussed in this essay. Tennyson had a lifelong fear of mental illness, because several men in his family had a mild form of epilepsy, which then was thought of as a shameful disease. His father and brother Arthur made their epilepsy worse by excessive drin
A Tale of Three Classes
A Tale of Three Classes
A Tale of Three Classes A Marxist Criticism on The Importance of Being Earnest Excuse me Geoffrey, could you get me some more water. I'm terribly thirsty, and the weather out here isn't doing any good for my complexion. declares the man as he sighs in exhaustion. Right away sir, anything else? proclaims the servant. No that will be all. says the man as he waves off the servant. So is this the scene of yesteryear's society or one of today's, well in actuality it can be either. In today's
Appearances
Appearances
Appearances -- a universal concern A desire to appear attractive is universal; it permeates all cultures and peoples, and stretches from the past to the present. Throughout history, both men and women have gone to great lengths to become more attractive. In all parts of the world, people take many different measures to beautify themselves. Even move, the animal world also exhibits the desire to be attractive. Male birds of paradise, with their brilliant hues, contrast sharply with the females.
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the e
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the e
Childhood barely existed for most British children at the end of the eighteenth century, since they began a lifetime of hard labour as soon as they were capable of simple tasks. By contrast, the fortunate children of the wealthy generally were spoiled and enjoyed special provisions for the need of a lengthy childhood, yet who in a way may have endured the same pain of those who were not as fortunate. Child rearing in the Victorian times was not at all similar to child rearing today. There were
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson English 2 - Pre-AP Throughout the history of literature, poetic views of nature has evolved through time. One of the most differing eras is the twentieth century. With it's non-classical views, the twentieth century is one of the most influential eras. While the Victorian era practiced traditional values, the twentieth century influences techniques of love and the loss of the beauty in nature. Poets of the same century have multiple views, many differing. Two major twentieth centur
Feminism in Jane Eyre
Feminism in Jane Eyre
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Herbert George Wells
Herbert George Wells
Herbert George Wells Herbert George Wells was one of the world’s most talented writers. He was able to write in many styles, whether it be science-fiction or nonfiction. Although talented in many areas and genres of the literary world, it is for his contribution to the realm of science-fiction that he will always be remembered. H. G. Wells is known as The Shakespeare of Science-Fiction. He is one of the writers that gave credibility to a rising new genre of science-fiction, or Scientific Roma
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre The Feminist Tract
Jane Eyre, The Feminist Tract In 1837 critic Robert Southey wrote to Charlotte Bronte, Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it, even as an accomplishment and a recreation, (Gaskell 102). This opinion was not held by only one person, but by many. Indeed, it is this attitude, one that debases women and their abilities, to which Charlotte Bronte responds with Jane Eyre. The p
Robert Browning was born on May 7 1812 in Camberwell which is
Robert Browning was born on May 7 1812 in Camberwell which is
Robert Browning was born on May 7, 1812, in Camberwell, which is now a part of London. He had no real formal education so he was largely self educated. His father was a smart man with an extensive library. His mother was kindly, religious minded woman, who loved music and her brilliant son. He lived at his parents house almost until the time of his marriage. He attended a boarding school near Camberwell and spent a little bit of his time traveling to places like Russia and Italy. But he preferr
Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian
Tennyson as a Victorian The Victorian age was an age where many changes occurred socially, economically, and industrially. People began to explore into areas such as the earth, the human body, and how to benefit the daily lives of individuals. English literature was also something that was beginning to be developed. Historically, it began when Queen Victoria was anointed to the thrown in 1837 and brought a new prosperity to England. She held the throne for 63 years which is the longest monarch
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights written by Emily Bront can be classified as a Romant
Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Brontë, can be classified as a Romantic novel, because it contains many tenets of Romanticism. Romanticism was the initial literary reaction to changes in society caused by the industrial revolution: it was an attempt to organize the chaos of the clash between the agrarian and the industrial ways of life. Romanticism was developing in a time in which all of society’s rules, limits, and restraints on how each person should act where being questioned, tried, an
Gibson 1
Gibson 1
Gibson 1 Khristy 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
Ang Lee who directed and Emma Thompson who adapted the screenplay have
Ang Lee who directed and Emma Thompson who adapted the screenplay have
Ang Lee, who directed, and Emma Thompson, who adapted the screenplay, have done an excellent job of bringing Jane Austen’s Victorian novel, Sense and Sensibility, to the movie screen. The movie’s collection of actors are a joy to watch as they bring out the emotions of an otherwise polite and reserved era in time. The production work is top notch with bright, cascading photography that sets a romantic I wish I was there setting. The purpose of the Sense and Sensibility is to bring out the rom
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
SHAKESPEARES WORLD
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Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist Charles Dickens, probably one of the most popular writer and humorist of his century was born at Landport in Portsea, on February seventh, 1812. His father, John Dickens was a clerk in a navy-pay office, and mother Elizabeth Borrow, along with his eight other siblings, which the other two died in infancy, lived in Portsea, and were fairly poor. Because of the arising poverty in his life time, Charles Dickens was forced to work as a child laborer when he was just twelve year of age.
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel
What is a Good Novel? Modernism is a generic term applied to the beginnings of the new literature that came with the twentieth century. In Great Britain, it followed Victorian period, steeped with grandiose subject matter and moralizing, didactic themes and lessons. In 1901 Arnold Bennet published The Average Reader and the Recipe for Popularity. He describes in this short essay somewhat satirically, what to do when one wants to write a novel that will have mass appeal. In this essay it will
Culture of the Samurai
Culture of the Samurai
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DesignersArtists of the Past
DesignersArtists of the Past
Designers/Artists of the Past Assignment Two QUESTION: THE DESIGNERS/ARTISTS OF THE PAST HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY TO US, AS PRACTISING DESINGERS, TODAY. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE WITH THIS STATEMENT? Art and design do coveys various types of communication, for informative purposes and for entertainment value. In order for a creator to produce something creative they must draw from their inner impulses, and the environmental and historical influences around them in order to communicate a language. Thro
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
The Yellow Wallpaper Liberation in Madness
“The Yellow Wallpaper”: Liberation in Madness English 102 November 10, 2002 Outline Thesis: In “The Yellow Wallpaper,” Jane’s role conflict as a result patriarchal oppression is resolved when she foregoes the roles of mother, and woman for that of madwoman. I. Introduction II. Hysteria was as common in the Victorian era as its definition was broad, and treatment narrow. a. Hysteria was a common ailment, epidemic in ambitious women. b. Dr. S. Weir Mitchell’s rest cure was commonly applied in the
Victorian Age
Victorian Age
Victorian Age The historical terms, Victorian Age or Victorian Era, referred to the things and the events that happened during the reign of Queen Victoria in England from 1837 to 1901. Some adjectives to describe the people and things of this period would be prudish, strait-laced, and old-fashioned. Another characteristic of the Victorian society was that many of the upper class individuals were snobbish and that they looked down upon others, especially the lower class individuals. In addition,
The Turning Point
The Turning Point
The Turning Point Dec. 17, 20001 Politics OAC When a peaceful change cannot lead to the solution sought, a drastic change is the only way to go. Throughout history people have taken many various actions and measures in order to relieve them of oppressive situations. A revolution some times, although usually drastic and violent, is the only way to seek successful change. Such was the case, in the eyes of the Cubans, in the late 1950’s. Ever since their existence they had been either controlled or
How Did Valentines Day Start
How Did Valentines Day Start
How Did Valentines Day Start We didn't find anything vulgar or unseemly in Yahoo!'s Saint Valentine of Rome or Valentine's Day categories. But we did uncover some of the myths and legends surrounding this romantic holiday. The Catholic Church recognizes three different saints named Valentine who were martyred on February 14, and all date from very early in the church's history. One was a priest in Rome, another was the bishop of Interamna (modern-day Terni in Italy), and the third died in Africa
Mexican-American Experience
Mexican-American Experience
Mexican-American Experience Arnoldo De Leon wanted to write a monograph that attempted to further the documentation of the Mexican-American experience in the early years of Texas. After long hours of research and advice from writers before him, he wrote, They Called them Greasers. This monograph tries to uncover the seeds of racism that sprang up before the Texas War for Independence and has lasted since then. De Leon tries to prove that Mexicans were never judged by their own merit, but instead
Great Aspirations A Literary Essay on Great Expectations
Great Aspirations A Literary Essay on Great Expectations
Great Aspirations: A Literary Essay on Great Expectations One of the essentials of human fulfillment is a sense of satisfaction within oneself. An inability to achieve this would result in an ambition to improve or a yearning for something more. In Great Expectations, Dickens attempts to portray the theme that dissatisfaction evokes great aspirations for amelioration or rectification. This overarching theme is evident throughout the novel and is shown primarily in Mrs. Pocket, Miss Havisham, Pip
Laissez-faire
Laissez-faire
Laissez-faire The industrial revolution changed the lives of the population drastically. It affected both the wealthier and the poorer sections of society, but in very different ways. The rich became richer through the success of manufacturing businesses, but the poor people were living in germ infested, crowded and very unhealthy conditions, much like their place of work. The streets were not cleaned or maintained and the health of the population suffered as a result. Working hours were long an
Money and Social Class in Great Expectations
Money and Social Class in Great Expectations
Money and Social Class in Great Expectations November 28, 2001 Charles Dickens develops his novel, Great Expectations, with a strong emphasis on money and social class. To have an abundance of money during the midVictorian era implies that you are situated in the upper class society. Gentleman1, during this era, incur injustices on the lower classes of society. Their motivations are to obtain wealth and power regardless of any consequential ramifications that may occur. Analysis of injustice th
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life
Her Writings Tell of Her Life Eng 362 February 27, 2003 In her writings, Virginia Woolf wanted to capture the realness of life, as one would live it. In turn, Woolf’s shared the significant elements of her life in her poetic prose novels, Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse, as a relative self-portrayal. In these books Woolf captured the life as she had lived it, performing this task in three different layers of depth. For a general sense, by allowing the characters to live in a similar society
How Successfully Does Stevenson Present Evil and Create Tension In Dr
How Successfully Does Stevenson Present Evil and Create Tension In Dr
How Successfully Does Stevenson Present Evil and Create Tension In “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”? Mr. Utterson is a high-class London lawyer, who, throughout the story, is put across as the detective who follows up the mystery of Jekyll and Hyde. Set in the Victorian era, Dr. Jekyll creates a horrifying alter ego, which takes over the good-natured Dr. Jekyll, and turns him into an evil man who doesn’t care about anything or anyone. Mysteries take place throughout the book, such as who killed the MP,
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation
Power and Alienation Herbert Marcuse (1898-1979), a famous Frankfurt school philosopher and Michel Foucault (1926-1984), a philosopher, psychologist and teacher, have very different ideas about sexuality, power, economy and pleasure. While Marcuse maintained the idea that the body should be used as an instrument of pleasure over labor, Foucault believed that society should strive for a new economy characterized as bodies and pleasures. Both give great insight and detail to their arguments, but M
Women in World War I
Women in World War I
Women in World War I o The decade following World War I proved to be the most explosive decade of the century. America emerged as a world power, the 19th amendment was ratified, and the expansion of capitalism welcomed the emergence of consumerism. The consumer era was established, which generated new spending opportunities for most Americans in the 1920’s. From the latest fashions to the world of politics, ideologies collided to construct a society based on contradicting principles. These power
The Halliwell History
The Halliwell History
The Halliwell History The Halliwell history truly begins centuries ago, in a small colony on the east coast of the newly-developed land that would come to be known as the United States of America. There, a young woman named Charlotte Warren was the bearer of a special prophecy, one that would forever shape the future of magic and the lives of three young women far in the future. In the latter half of the year 1670, it was discovered that the child Charlotte was carrying was prophesied to be the
Escape From A Dollhouse
Escape From A Dollhouse
Escape From A Dollhouse We have all felt the need to be alone or to venture to places that our minds have only imagined. However, we as individuals have always found ourselves clutching to our responsibilities and obligations, to either our jobs or our friends and family. The lingering feeling of leaving something behind or of promises that have been unfulfilled is a pain that keeps us from escaping. People worldwide have yearned for a need to leave a situation or seek spiritual fulfillment els
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that th
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that th
Over the past years most individuals have become acutely aware that the intensity of human and economic development enjoyed over the 20th century cannot be sustained. Material consumption and ever increasing populations are already stressing the earth’s ecosystems. How much more the earth can take remains a very heated issue. Here a look at the facts sheds some very dark light. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion people, while today there are 5.8 billion. There may well be 10 billion people on earth
 Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from
Her powerful reason would have deduced new spheres of discovery from the knowledge of the old; and her strong, imperious will would never have been daunted by opposition or difficulty; never have given way but with life. M. Heger on Emily Bronte.1 Throughout her life time, Emily Bronte was a self-imposed recluse from society, living in the confines of the hellish and quite savage moors of Yorkshire. It is in this isolation that she found the inspiration and strength of emotion to write such p
Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down
Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down
Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down the road to cataclysmic conflict. One such catalytic work is Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It is considered by many, one the most influential American works of fiction ever published. Uncle Tom's Cabin sold more copies than any other previous fiction title. It sold five thousand copies in its first two days, fifty thousand copies in eight weeks, three hundred thousand copies in a year and over a million c
Images of Women in Post World War I Europe
Images of Women in Post World War I Europe
Images of Women in Post World War I Europe During World War I, women were given new freedoms that they had never experienced before. Women were allowed in the workplace with jobs that were once considered just for men. Wives were also considered the head of the household while their husbands were away fighting in the war. After the war was over, countries such as Germany and the United States allowed women to vote. All of these events altered the image of women from past ideals. One place in wh
Selfishness
Selfishness
Selfishness Emily Bronte accompanies her siblings, Charlotte, Anne, and Branwell, in a series of romantic writings. Emily stayed at various boarding schools but lived most of her life in her family’s secluded home in Yorkshire, England. Biographers indicate that she enjoyed a solitary lifestyle in the natural beauty of the moors when not in her home. Emily Bronte devoted her life to her father because her mother’s tragic death left him helpless. She and her sisters were not introduced to the id
The 1920s was a very transitional period for our country After many
The 1920s was a very transitional period for our country After many
The 1920s was a very transitional period for our country. After many many years of ignorant obedience, a considerable portion of our culture began to question the strict Victorian standards under which they were raised. Many young people rejected the mores of established society and lead wild lives. They dressed in a way that was considered inappropriate at that time and they listened to jazz: the music of the devil. I think that it may actually have been during this decade that our nation had
Teen Mothers Who Kill
Teen Mothers Who Kill
Teen Mothers Who Kill Teens indicted for first-degree murder in death of infant (CNN 1). Murder at the prom (prom 1). Headlines such as these two seem to becoming all to common in todays society. Teenagers are getting pregnant, not telling anyone about it and then after a secret delivery, dispose of the baby with no more emotion than from throwing out a piece of garbage. Everyone is saddened and shocked by the unfortunate deaths of these unnamed and unloved children, but what causes it? What
Few things attract more attention than controversy and no other author
Few things attract more attention than controversy and no other author
Few things attract more attention than controversy, and no other author knows that better than Thomas Hardy. During the late 19th, and early 20th centuries, Hardy’s work shocked the public and threw the critics into an uproar. And yet, he managed to change the face of literature for the better. Mr. Hardy’s work was filled with controversial topics, and his influence is evident in many different aspects of literature. As the child of a professional stonemason, Thomas Hardy was taught to love rea
A Doll's House
A Doll's House
A Doll's House A Doll's House is classified under the second phase of Henrik Ibsen's career. It was during this period which he made the transition from mythical and historical dramas to plays dealing with social problems. It was the first in a series investigating the tensions of family life. Written during the Victorian era, the controversial play featuring a female protagonist seeking individuality stirred up more controversy than any of his other works. In contrast to many dramas of Scan
Womens Fashion in the 20th Century
Womens Fashion in the 20th Century
Women’s Fashion in the 20th Century Fashion throughout the 20th century has undergone huge changes with the times. There has been a revolution throughout this century, many vastly different styles have become popular, and there have been many changes. Women’s fashion especially exemplifies this. Hair, makeup, dresses, pants, shoes, there are so many areas that have undergone massive overhauls and facelifts, that it is almost overwhelming. The people of this century have been especially conscious
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens His Life Works
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens His Life Works
Trials And Tribulations Of Charles Dickens ( His Life Works) It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice
Pride And Prejudice In her novels, Jane Austen employs the timelessly effective characterization agents of dialogue, action, and point of view to cleverly manipulate the reader’s emotions towards the characters. Austen successfully creates heroins in a time that it was not social acceptable to think of women in a heroic role. She is so successful in applying these characterization techniques in her story lines that she molds a positive feeling towards strong females without the reader even reali
Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era
Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era
Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era Oliver Twist and the Victorian Era Introduction The novel, Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens draws many parallels to the Victorian Era. Charles Dickens, was one of the main writers to emerge from the Victorian Era. Dickens style and understanding of the period, allow Chesterton to believe that he is “Victorians king of literature.” (236). Oliver Twist is a perfect example on how Dickens uses his great skill. In Oliver Twist, young Oliver is an illustration of th