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...
National College “Iancu de Hunedoara”, Hunedoara
Coordinating teacher: Demea Mihaela
Author: Udrea Anca Cristina Form: 10th A.
Hunedoara - 2010
Table of contents
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...
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...
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...
principal figures within Gothic works were the wanderer, the vampire, and the seeker of forbidden knowledge, all of which may be found within the Victorian examples of Gothicism to which I make reference. However, as with the characteristic change of genre over time, the concepts of `Gothic' and `Terror'...
that sex is no longer a sin but the symbol of beauty and authentic display as we might have seen in European’s Art and media. According to May, “The Victorian person," writes Rollo May, "sought to have loved without falling into sex; the modern person seeks to have sex without falling into love." For example...
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...
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...
8. Henry David Thoreau: Walden; or, Life in the Woods
9. Walt Whitman
10. Imagists Movement
3. the Victorian Age
4. Jude the Obscure(不是 James Joyce 的作品)
6. Captain John Smith
8. Most of the poems in Leaves of Grass sing of the “en-mass”...
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...
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...
In studies of Puritanism as a movement from 1558-1660, historians have debated over the definition of the word ‘puritan’ because of the changing nature of the movement as it responded to various political, social and religious developments. The conventional historical interpretation shared by historians...
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...
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...
In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson waivers between the personalities of men within themselves. Stevenson creates Jekyll, a man disturbed by his past and his actions and mirrors him in Hyde, a man that has no...
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...
The Victorian Era’s Effect on Literature
In the nineteenth century, England became the first society to undergo the effects of industrialization. It induced much social and economic restructuring for the better and for the worse of the people. Victorian writers reactions to the change differed greatly...
Assistant Professor, English.
Govt. Girls’ College, Khulna.
Suggestion for Third Year (Hons.) Exam--2012
1. Discuss Tennyson’s use of myths and legend in his poetry...
In a speech to the Puritans in 1630, John Winthrop stated, “we must consider that we shall be as a city upon a Hill, (and that) the eyes of all people are upon us” (Finely N.P.). *This very famous quote from John Winthrop, a famous Puritan leader, shows that the Puritans...
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 era...
What is Puritanism? Who are the Puritans? The Origin and Development of Puritanism
Puritanism was a loosely organized reform movement originating during the English Reformation of the sixteenth century. The name came from efforts to "purify" the Church of England by those who felt that...
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...
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...
THE NORMANS (1066-1154) &
PLATAGENETS (1154 – 1399)
2. TUDOR ENGLAND (1485 – 1603)
3. STUARTS (17thC)
4. HANOVERIANS (18thC)
5. VICTORIAN BRITAIN (19thC)
6. WINDSOR (20thC)
Timeline of the Kings and Queens of
from 1066 to 1603
(1066 - 1154)
Puritanism in American Literature
The Puritans had a large influence in American literature and still influence moral judgment and religious beliefs in the United States to this day. Puritan writing was used to glorify God and to relate God more directly to our world. Puritan literature was commonly...
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...
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...
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...
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...