Beyond the six authors that I have touched upon, the 19th Century literature collection is vast, many surviving and others falling into obscurity. Although the early 20th Century writers felt revolutionary in their casting off of the old Victorian novel style, I feel that the 19th Century Novelists were equally revolutionary in what they did for the novel. They created similar novel genres to what exists today and entertained and often shocked an uptight century. They introduced the art of observance and intricacy to the novel form and have formed the basis for the inspiration of novelists ever since.
In consequence, many, as presented in The Color Purple by Alice Walker would just marry and continue living as objects dominated and controlled by society, a society that was subjugated and proscribed by men. Women were not taken very seriously, they were just an additional possession in a man's collection. In most occasions women would also be seen as slaves, due to the fact that women were being obligated to do many things. They were forced to have sex and were physically abused among other things. The female figures in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple were a perfect example of women being dominated by men, women who tried to go against men ... ... middle of paper ... ...day they pose as the upper hand.
Towards Hester Prynne, by David Reynolds, expressed Hester as a heroine composed of many different stereotypes of females from the time period Hawthorne was writing. Hawthorne created some of the most skeptical and politically uncommitted characters in pre-civil war history. Reynolds went on to say, His [Hawthorne's] career illustrates the success of an especially responsive author in gathering together disparate female types and recombining them artistically so that they become crucial elements of the rhetorical and artistic construct of his fiction (Reynolds 179). Hawthorne used ironies of fallen women and female criminals to achieve the perfect combination of different types of heroines. His heroines are equipped to expel wrongs against their sex bringing about an awareness of both the rights and wrongs of women.
Realism was an offshoot of Romanticism, too, but was a much larger movement. It occurred around the 1840s to the 1890s. This mov... ... middle of paper ... ...ue detective novel, “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” and starting the detective genre. Along with the detective genre, he is recognized for starting the science fiction genre and influencing authors like Jules Verne. Lastly, his works had an effect on the creation of popular horror movies such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, and Nightmare on Elm Street.
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To “be a lady” in Victorian times, women had to repress their “instincts,” meaning that they must not have sex. Lead by the “cult of true womanhood,” which dictated piety, purity and submissiveness in women, females were directed to become almost asexual. Women went into sexuality thinking that it was something not to be talked about, that women were not supposed to have a libido, and that the act of sexual intercourse was not something that they should enjoy. As women’s sexuality became more and more... ... middle of paper ... ...rongmore’s past behavior, Aubrey fears for his sister. Strongmore is described as alluring and seductive, making him appear as the sexual man that women of the Victorian Era tried to help to control their desires.Men were encouraged to repress their sexuality as well as women, and men who could not were permitted to see prostitutes.The young unmarried girl was the last person that a man should be seen with, but Strongmore violated this became a foil for young women desiring marriage.This story illustrated the fears of unrestrained sexuality and sedutive men who could ruin young girls, and both fears are embodied by Lord Strongmore.