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60 Free Essays on Victorian Puritanism

  1. Poetic Space Structures

    Victorian period many good writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, Thackeray, were meant to remain models for the young generations. The Brontës greatly admired these writers placed at the crossroads of the Romantic and the Realistic trends. Many critics tried to establish...

  2. 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...

  3. Oscar Wilde

    Building Industries skilled workers received unemployment rates of double figures. Religious Debate and Challenges during the Victorian Age had an explosion of religion movements and revivals in the high and low church traditions. Evangelical Movement flourished with revivals of Puritanism and...

  4. Children's Literature

    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, society used stories filled with death and damnation...

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

    to earn their own living. The ‘NEW MAN’ is the description given by Shaw to the independent minded motor mechanic and driver, 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...

  6. Thomas Middleton: Sex Sells

    was Middleton's final artistic achievement of any notable worth. Over the centuries, thanks to censorship and Victorian prudishness, Middleton fell out of style and by the time the world was ready again for his R-rated brand of theater, Shakespeare reined the supreme authority of English literature...

  7. The Sun Also Rises

    Lisa Lim 23052096 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...

  8. 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...

  9. Poetic Space Structures

    Victorian period many good writers, such as Sir Walter Scott, Mary Shelly, Charles Dickens, Thackeray, were meant to remain models for the young generations. The Brontës greatly admired these writers placed at the crossroads of the Romantic and the Realistic trends. Many critics tried to establish...

  10. Wr on Terror

    Victorianism defines the 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...

  11. Children's Literature

    1. Introduction 3 2. Early History 6 The Greek and Roman Eras: 50 B.C.-A.D. 500 6 The Middle Ages: 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...

  12. Art for Arts sake - Analysis of the Picture of 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 and...

  13. Why Have Interpretations of Oliver Cromwell Changed over the Centuries?

    , the structure of the Lord Protectorate was a precursor of Stalinist Russia, with its Politburo, assembly and leadership cult - though substituting Puritanism for state-supported atheism. It could be said that everything Cromwell attempted, in the way of government reform, failed. It often failed...

  14. Literature

    • ?????? 7. Different approaches MARRIAGE & MARITAL PROBLEMS • 2 different writers • 2 different periods – Jane Austin - Pride & Prejudice (marriage – necessity, idealized etc. - romantic approach) vs. Scarlet Letter vs. Major Barbara – Puritanism vs. one more?? 8...

  15. Reading List

    19th century novels A: Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice 5. 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...

  16. History of the Royal Theatre, Bath

    this time,the theatre business was not going well in England and many theatres had to close.This was due to social changes on a national scale_people now preferred to hold private parties rather than go to the theatre.Also,the Victorian era was characterized by a powerful revival of Puritanism...

  17. Periods of Literature

    influence of Classical literature upon these centuries. The Neoclassical Period is also called the "Enlightenment" due to 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...

  18. Victorian Marriage

    Victorian Marriage Victorian is defined as having the characteristics usually attributed during the reign of Queen Victoria, such as prudishness and observance of the conventionalities. Charlotte Bronte wrote most her novels in the Victorian Era. Although Bronte herself was a woman in this...

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

     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...

  20. The Gothic of Mrs Gaskell

    the civilized 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...

  21. 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...

  22. English Literature

    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 work was John...

  23. Age of Puritanism

    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 that anyone who accepted God’s will shall be granted access to heaven...

  24. Miss

    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 America - East/West parallels. 14. The American Age of Reason - its philosophy...

  25. Oscar Wilde and His Dandies

    is a strong contrast with puritanism at Victorian Age. 2.2. The Narcissism of Wildean dandies Narcissism describes the trait of excessive self-love based on self-image or ego. The famous psychologist Sigmund Freud believed that narcissism is an essential part of all of us from birth and was the...

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

    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 in complex hypocrisies. These contradictions were...

  27. H Is for Hypocrite

    to the mayors house they saw his lavish house. Again that was hypocritical because plainness is one 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...

  28. 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...

  29. The Life and Times of the Puritan Era

    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 Nathaniel...

  30. Renaissance

    Bysshe Shelley 7. Charles Dickens: David 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...