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    what you call a “Byronic Hero”, someone who is closely in similarity to Lord Byron. “Byron, according critics and biographers, wanted to introduce a heroic archetype that would be not only more appealing to readers but also more psychologically realistic” (Fleming). Gatsby relates more to byron than just any regular romantic hero because of Gatsby’s failures and actions swayed by the satisfaction of having love from Daisy distinctly part him from a regular romantic hero. “Byronic heroes also tend

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    that for young men in 16th century marriage was often a means of social progression and status. When Claudio meets Hero he tells Benedick “Can the world buy such a jewel.” It could be argued that when calling her a jewel, he is objectifying her as he is referring to women as material objects which goes to show that their marriage is based purely on Hero’s beauty and the noble status. Hero hasn’t met her groom properly yet her marriage has already been sealed. “Daughter, remember what I told you. If

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    Both the protagonists, Jane and Mrs De Winter in Rebecca are characterised as naïve females who have encountered traumatic and demoralising events in their early years. Through the subsequence events of the plot, these females undertake a bildungsroman journey to adjust to high class society. The heroine in Rebecca has been constantly haunted by the ghost and ‘femme fatale’ figure of Maximillian’s deceased wife (Rebecca) and is unable to live up to society’s expectations. In contrast, Jane can appear

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    Wuthering Heights is a Victorian novel written by Emily Bronte in the 19th century under the pseudonym Ellis Bell. The formal unity of Wuthering Heights has long been admired by critics. As its form is highly organized coherence, combined with its tight chronological organization and the opposing locations and voices within it help to structure the narrative, as do the genealogical ties that are of such thematic importance to the story. Its form is described as a “hybrid”. This term originally comes

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    Lord Byron is often regarded as a prominent leader in the Romantic Movement that is associated with early 19th century England. His unconventional lifestyle, along with his literary works, has contributed significantly to this title he has been given. Through his notorious sexual escapades and his extravagant adventures, his literature was born. Lord Byron was born on January 22, 1788, as George Gordon Noel Byron in London, England ("Lord Byron Biography"). As a child, Byron had to deal with an abusive

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    The Impact of Lord Byron on the World

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    Lord Byron) He was famous for writing eight different plays, focusing on very speculative, or even historical subjects (Although, never intended for stage), and created what is referred to as a very “brooding and defiant personna,” called the Byronic Hero. (Snyder 40). Lord Byron was a well renown poet from the nineteenth century onward because of his very significant works of literature, squandered fortune, ambiguous sexuality, as well as his intense political convictions. Lord Byron had a variety

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    Use of Irony to Portray Morality in Lord Byron's Don Juan In Don Juan, George Gordon, Lord Byron, diverges from his name-sake characterization with an un-Byronic hero, Don Juan. The poem has been viewed as nihilistic and immoral. Actually there is plenty present in the first canto to show morality and hope for humanity. The poem should be viewed as the author intended: "a satire on abuses of the present state of Society, an not an eulogy on vice..." (Bostetter 9). Don Juan is a satire and therefore

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    Many writings use Lord Byron’s term, the “Byronic Hero”. An example of a Byronic Hero is shown in the novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Byronic Hero in this novel is Jay Gatsby. He is separated from society, lonely and possesses rebel features, as his job deals with illegal activities and he does not have any friends besides Nick Carraway. Jay Gatsby is a Byronic Hero in terms of him being an attractive male with an admirable personality, being intelligent but also self-centered

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    problems such as incest and homosexuality, he did not mind writing about his love for his cousin in “She Walks in Beauty”. Byron wrote the poem after he left his wife and England forever. Byron made his own trend of personality, the idea of the ‘Byronic Hero’. “Byron’s influence on European poetry, music, novels, operas, and paintings have been immense, although the poet was widely condemned on moral grounds by his contemporaries” (Dick, 54). Overall, the study focuses on the life of Lord George Gordon

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    The Gothic style of the arts carries with it a specific charm and allure that breaks from the darkness, the repulsion of some of its more amoral subjects and twists then into mystifying shadows that swallow the shallow subconscious - consume it with the intrigue of mystery and suspense of constructed horror. Though visions of the true Gothic nature have fallen out of fashion in more recents years, with the rise of teen subgenres in writing and popcorn flicks to appease the masses in the theatres

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