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60 Free Essays on Victorian Puritanism

  1. 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

  2. Child Rearing in Victorian Times

    Child Rearing in Victorian Times Andrea Orasi Mrs. Rocca 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

  3. Educatio During the Victorian

    Education During the Victorian Period Education during the Victorian Period progressed due to several acts and codes over the years. Voluntary schools, which the Church provided, were founded by the Anglican National Society after the grant of 1833 was proposed. The grant went to religious bodi

  4. Victorian Doubt in God

    Victorian Doubt in God: Alfred Tennyson’s In Memoriam When I first got this assignment I racked my brain for a topic that would interest me as well as something I could learn from. When I came across Alfred Lord Tennyson it sparked my interest and as I read on I decided that I would wr

  5. Child Labor in Victorian Engla

    Child Labor in Victorian England "The report described the children as ‘Chained, belted, harnessed like dogs…black, saturated with wet, and more than half-naked, crawling upon their hands and knees, and dragging their heavy loads behind them'" (Yancey 34). This quote from Ivor Brown probably

  6. How Does Dickens Portray Life as Hard in Victorian Times in the Opening Chapters of Great Expectations?

    How does Dickens portray life as hard in Victorian times in the opening chapters of Great Expectations? Charles Dickens, born in 1812, has been well known for writing about the social injustices of the Victorian era to bring an awareness of the conditions of the working classes to the wider publi

  7. Victorian Clothing

    Through out history people have been influenced by many things in society, art, music, and role models are all some of examples. One of the biggest things that makes us who we are and that we can use to tell other people what we are all about is clothing. Lawyers and doctors don't wear jeans and t-s

  8. Bram Stoker's Dracula: a Struggle to Maintain Victorian Upper and Middle Class

    The Victorian men and women conveyed in Bram Stoker's Dracula are pure and virtuous members of the upper and middle class. However, hiding behind this composed and civilized conception of England lies a dark and turbulent underbelly. This underbelly is the lumpenproletariat, whom Karl Marx defined

  9. Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession

    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 learne

  10. Child Labor in Victorian Era

    Child Labor in Victorian Era: A Dramatic Denounce in Elizabeth Barret Browning´s The Cry of the Children The age of Victorian Britain was a period where technology, education, engineering and many advances made Britain a big society. The industrial revolution was a period where the country becam

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

    The Victoria period consists of the reigning years of Queen Victoria, the longest reigning monarch in the history of Britain so far. During the reign of Queen Victoria, the 19th century saw the progress of the industrial revolution and the expansion of the British Empire. Other social development

  12. How Far Does the Novel “the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson Conform to the Conventions of Victorian Gothic Horror Genre?

    The conventions of Victorian Gothic horror are: literary suspense; barbarism as opposed to elegance; stereotyped characters, the seeker of forbidden knowledge; the supernatural; portraying the terrifying and archaic old settings. Also this was a time when people started to look into the human min

  13. From Romantic to Victorian

    From Romantic to Victorian The Victorian Age came after the Romantic Age and took place between the years of 1832 and 1901. Throughout the Romantic Age many authors/poets concentrated and focused on the rights of the people, as well as the idea of individualism. We are going to see how those bel

  14. Puritanism

    Puritanism, and The Salem Witch Trials -Jamie L. Peters P uritanism refers to the movement of reform, which occurred within the Church of England. It began at the time of the Elizabethan settlement of 1559 and ended at the end of the Rump Parliament with the ascension of Charles II to the

  15. Victorian Age

    Victorian: the word is derived from the name of the Queen. George III: long reign. Then came George IV, and then William IV. Then the longest reign ever, that of Victoria: 1837-1901. This word evokes a lot of associations, positive or negative. Whoever the Victorian person was, he or she considered

  16. Changed Morals in the Victorian Era

    Slowly Changing Morals and Values in the late Victorian Era (Reflecting on the readings in class) The Victorian era is generally agreed to stretch through the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901). It was a tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles, literary schools, as well

  17. New Women of the Victorian Era

    By: Teddy Ruxpin 13MAY98 "New Women" of the Victorian Era The Victorian era brought about many changes throughout Great Britain. Man was searching for new avenues of enlightenment. The quest for knowledge and understanding became an acceptable practice throughout much of the scientific community

  18. Victorian England

    The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expressio

  19. The Denial of the Main Victorian Values in Hardy's Jude the Obscure

    The denial of the main Victorian values in Hardy’s Jude the Obscure In Jude the Obscure, we can find several similarities between the author, Thomas Hardy and the hero, Jude Fawley. Hardy was at the time of producing the novel engaged in restoring the church at West Knighton, working as a stone

  20. What Constitutes Horror in Victorian Gothic

    The original use of the term `Gothic' was applied to a group of novels, including Mary Shelley's `Frankenstein', written between the 1760s and 1820s. These novels usually employed some or all of the following characteristics, which seem demonstrative of the original use of the term `Gothic': An e

  21. Age of Puritanism

    Puritans, a group of people devoted to religious worship, escaped the Church of England in the 16th Century to achieve religious freedom in the New World. They wrote a great deal of poetry and gave birth to many famous poets such as Anne Bradstreet and Edward Taylor. Poems such as Upon the Burning o

  22. Social Layering of Victorian Society

    Social classes have been around since the dawn of civilization where you were classified by the survival skills that you possess and your ability to use them. Unfortunately also since the dawn of civilization there has been the conflict between the upper classes looking down upon the people below th

  23. Victorian Art

    The Victorian era was a beautiful time. It was full of highly sophisticated people, not including the artists. The artists of the Victorian era were more to the common people that stood out. Most of the artists back then weren't as big as they are now. They differed in so many ways trying to be indi

  24. Victorian Period

    The Victorian Period The Victorian Age was a time of great change in both Great Britain and the United States. Changes occured quickly in all areas of the society. Both countries were rapidly changing from agriculture to an industrial society. These changes influenced the attitudes and values of th

  25. Puritanism and Pragmatism

    Although they lived on the same continent, John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin lived in very different worlds. These men are similar in some respects, but overwhelmingly they are different. For example, John Winthrop and Benjamin Franklin can be considered leaders in their time frame. Winthrop le

  26. Story of an Hour: Seen but Not Heard…Women in the Victorian Age

    In an age where bustles, petticoats, and veils stifled women physically, it is not surprising that society imposed standards that stifled them mentally. Women were molded into an ideal form from birth, with direction as to how they should speak, act, dress, and marry. They lacked education, employab

  27. Sarah Jeannette Duncan's a Mother in India - Victorian Men Create Mons

    Sarah Jeannette Duncan's A Mother in India Patriarchal Victorian Men Create Monstrous Victorian Women 706 Words A Mother in India, as a story depends on the facade of appearance and the reality of emotional abandonment within a male dominated & Victorian society. Duncan's point is that Victorian

  28. 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. The Victorian Age produced a variety

  29. Lord Alfred 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 begi

  30. Holiday Customs in Victorian England

    Holiday Customs in Victorian England Although Christ's Nativity has been celebrated since the 4th century, most of the English customs we are familiar with today are as recent as the mid-19th century. Many of the early ceremonies were started with pagan beliefs. "The Protestant Reformation conde