60 Free Essays on Victorian Puritanism

  1. Essay - Victorian Compromise

    VICTORIAN COMPROMISE It was a complex and contradictory era: it was the age of progress, stability, great social reforms but it was also charactersised by poverty, injustice and social unrest. The Victorians promoted a code of values that reflect the world as they wantede it to be, not as it really...

  2. Poetic Space Structures

    knew great flourishment” (Barbara Z. Thaden, p. 9) Barbara Z. Thaden notes in her book Student's Compagnion to Emily and Charlotte Brontë. In the Victorian period many good writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, Thackeray, were meant to remain models for the young generations...

  3. Oscar Wilde

    old was crowned queen on June 28, 1837. Social, Economic and Industrial Change, Victorian Period of Queen Victoria, First and Second Reform Bill of 1832, Early and Middle Victorian Period, Religious Debate, Late Victorian Period, Roles for Women and Educational Opportunities for Women. Victoria is very...

  4. Art for Arts sake - Analysis of the Picture of Dorian Gray

    Dorian Gray was written in 1889 in a period known as “Victorian England.” The term refers to the reign of Queen Victoria over the British Empire and the culture within it during 1837 to 1901. The main values of the Victorian culture were puritanism, hard work, family and public face. The public face...

  5. The theme of marriage in George Eliot’s Middlemarch

    Many Victorian novels are driven by the prospect of marriage, and George Eliot's masterpiece, Middlemarch, embodies through its various couples a nuptial kaleidoscope not matched since Chaucer's Wife of Bath. Conditions surrounding marriages in Victorian times for women were considerably...

  6. H Is for Hypocrite

    of the main parts of Puritanism. That house was definitely not plain. Then another time was on election day when all of the Puritans were celebrating. They were enjoying themselves in total chaos. They were fighting, smoking, celebrating, etc. That was also not what Puritanism was all about. Another...

  7. An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of Victorian Thought and Beliefs.

    Ramsha Ashraf Proses 19 October 2012 An Imitative Narrative in Mathew Arnold’s Work as a Reflection of Victorian thought and beliefs. The main streams constituting modern European and American thought, as imperialism, empiricism, rationalism, utilitarianism, racism and pragmatism...

  8. Periods of Literature

    the increased reverence for logic and disdain for superstition. The period is marked by the rise of Deism, intellectual backlash against earlier Puritanism, and America's revolution against England. I. Restoration Period (c. 1660-1700): This period marks the British king's restoration to the throne...

  9. Poetic Space Structures

    knew great flourishment” (Barbara Z. Thaden, p. 9) Barbara Z. Thaden notes in her book Student's Compagnion to Emily and Charlotte Brontë. In the Victorian period many good writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, Thackeray, were meant to remain models for the young generations...

  10. Victorian Morality in Oliver Twist, Aurora Leigh, and Jane Eyre

    of workers, Socialism, and Marxism. Most importantly the culture and values of Britain also developed, in which established the ideologies of “Victorian Respectability”, ethics, and norms of society. More broadly, Victorianism embodied attention to proper "character" and the maintenance of "respectability...

  11. Children's Literature

    Gutenberg in 1455, but they were instructional in nature and were used to instill lessons of morality, manners, and religion.. With the rise of Puritanism in England early in the seventeenth century, literature for children became moralistic. Seeing children as amoral savages needing to be taught right...

  12. The Gothic of Mrs Gaskell

    and seen as an other to the civilized self. Henry Fuseli’s ‘The Nightmare’ deals with the much used gothic motif of the nightmares. The Victorian gothic It is generally agreed that the period of the ‘classic’ Gothic novel, narrowly defined as a historical genre, came to an end early in the...

  13. The Sugary Secret of Self-Control

    Strength By Roy F. Baumeister and John Tierney; 291 pp. The Penguin Press. $27.95. Nonetheless, the very idea of self-control has acquired a musty Victorian odor. The Google Books Ngram Viewer shows that the phrase rose in popularity through the 19th century but began to free fall around 1920 and cratered...

  14. Oscar Wilde and His Dandies

    Wilde`s rebellion against the late Victorian society is vigorous. He constantly challenged the bourgeois Victorian notions. His rebellious thoughts in the late Victorian society can be reflected in almost all the major social aspects related to the gradual breakdown of Victorian values at the end of the 19th...

  15. Transformation

    impurity; as language; as America. Richard Rodriguez is a writer who is artistic, and has an idealistic way of recounting things. In his essay "Late Victorians" he writes how a woman jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. He describes it as "…before she stepped onto the sky. To land like a spilled...

  16. Age of Puritanism

    poets such as Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor. Poems such as Upon the Burning of Our House July 10th, 1666 reflects the thoughts and actions of Puritanism during the 16th Century. They believe that sinners who do not ask for God’s forgiveness are banished to an eternity in hell. However they also believe...

  17. Reading List

    Element sof horror, romance, and supernatural in gothic novels B: Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft : Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus 6. Victorian poetry A: Arnold, Matthew: “Dover Beach”, “The Scholar Gypsy” Browning, Elizabeth Barrett: Sonnets From the Portuguese: “XXI”, “XXII”, XXXII”, “XLIII” ...

  18. English Literature

    devastatingly portrayed. Another satiric poet of the period was Samuel Butler, whose Hudibras (1663) satirizes Puritanism together with all the intellectual pretensions of the time. During the Restoration Puritanism or, more generally, the Dissenting tradition, remained vital. The most important Dissenting literary...

  19. The Life and Times of the Puritan Era

    You will use 1 internet source and 2 non-internet sources to obtain information on the following topics: -Daily life in Salem in the 1600s -Puritanism and government -Witchcraft -Witch-hunts (both 17th century and modern) -Witch trials of 1692 -Biography of Arthur Miller -Biography of...

  20. History of the Royal Theatre, Bath

    Bath, organized all these entertainments. By 1800 the city housed 35000 people, but it was already past its peak of popularity. During the Victorian period Bath declined and became solely a retirement place as its highest visitors moved to Brighton and Cheltenham. It was only revived in the late...

  21. Henry Louis Mencken: “Puritanism Is the Haunting Fear That Someone, Somewhere, May Be Happy.”

    Henry Louis Mencken: “Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Puritans first stepped off the Mayflower and onto the shores of the New World in 1630. Many historians accuse Puritans of being religiously intolerant, harsh, reactionary bigots. However, the Puritans are...

  22. The Fiction One Is in

    modes. ‘In the fifties, there was a strong feeling that this was the main road, the central tradition, of the English novel, coming down through the Victorians and Edwardians, temporarily diverted by modern experimentalism, but subsequently restored (by Orwell, Isherwood, Greene, Waugh, Powell, Angus Wilson...

  23. Renaissance

    Copperfield 8. Henry David Thoreau: Walden; or, Life in the Woods 9. Walt Whitman 10. Imagists Movement 3) 选择题 1. iamb 2. satire 3. the Victorian Age 4. Jude the Obscure(不是 James Joyce 的作品) 5. Wilde 6. Captain John Smith 7. pessimism 8. Most of the poems in Leaves of Grass sing of the “en-mass”...

  24. Stream of Consciousness Technique in James Joyce's Artist as a Young Man

    Hentry Straker in “Man and Superman”. The ‘New morality’ stood for the freer views on sexual relationship adopted by those who believed that Victorian Puritanism and prudery had been harmfully repressive. The new drama was thus the intellectual drama which Shaw was the pioneer in Britain as Ibsen had...

  25. Wr on Terror

    absolute notions of right and wrong, thus individuals were judged accordingly; Victorians measured the success of their civilization according to its adherence to moral law. While Victorian values were closely linked with Puritanism and the lessons of the bible, as guidance or shaping it was also intertwined...

  26. Miss

    the novel as a dominant literary genre. Aestheticism and Modernism in British literature and culture – the changes in the concept of realism. 13. Puritanism and early American literature: the early American personal narratives. The "Frontier culture" and its metaphors. Settlement and conquest in colonial...

  27. The Sun Also Rises

    AIH100 14 November 2012 The Sun Also Rises: A Marker of Its Time The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway embodied aspects of the era’s most prominent Victorian discontents. The new modernist sensibilities of isolation and alienation, disillusionment, and sympathy for the abyss that the novel portrayed capitalized...

  28. Literature

    Prejudice (marriage – necessity, idealized etc. - romantic approach) vs. Scarlet Letter vs. Major Barbara – Puritanism vs. one more?? 8. Compare & contrast the different manifestations of PURITANISM in • the books by 2 American writers • the 19 th & 20th C – Hawthorne – 19th C – Scarlet Letter...

  29. Victoriam Morals

    The Victorian Era The Victorian Era is agreed to have stretched over the reign of Queen Victoria (1837 - 1901). It was a very exciting period with many artistic styles, literary schools as well as political and social movements. Furthermore the era was characterized by rapid change and developments...

  30. Children's Literature

    500-1500 6 The Renaissance: 1500-1650 7 The Rise of Puritanism and John Locke: Late 1600s 8 3. Beginning of Children’s Literature: Late 1700s 10 4. Fairy and Folk Tales 12 The Golden Age of Children’s Literature: Late 1800s 12 5. Victorian Children's Literature 16 6. Contemporary Children's Literature...