Carlyle Essays

  • Thomas Carlyle

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    Thomas Carlyle was born in Ecclefechan, Scotland on December 4, 1795. Thomas Carlyle had a very small family. Thomas Carlyle had a father who indeed liked to use his talents to benefit the citizens of Scotland. One of his talents was building and creating certain objects. Thomas’s father used that skill later on in his life and became a stone masonry. In this field Thomas’s father created things such as tombs, monuments and even cathedrals. His father was also a Calvinist .Thomas Carlyle had a stepmother

  • Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle

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    Tennyson, Browning, Arnold and Carlyle Thomas Carlyle writes in Characteristics that, "The healthy know not of their health, but only the sick"(923). He extends this medical/biological aphorism to the social and ideological world of Victorian England. Carlyle thoroughly goes over the question, What is the state of England? He finds that England is in a state of transition, and while the old is no longer useful to the society, the new has not yet been clearly defined. This void contributes to

  • Mill, Carlyle and Tennyson on “The Woman Question”

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    sacrifice of self-interest and personal development. Queen Victoria did little to promote the advancement of women during this time. There were however influential Victorian English writers, for example, John Stuart Mill, Lord Tennyson and Thomas Carlyle, who acknowledged the plight of women and wrote in order to promote awareness and to perhaps initiate reform. Of the three aforementioned writers, Mill is the most vocal on the subject of equality for women. In 1869 John Stuart Mill wrote The Subjection

  • The Major Works of Thomas Carlyle

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    Britain were clearly reflected in the pamphlets, essays, lectures, and books of Carlyle, the greatest figure in the general prose literature of his age and one of the greatest moral forces of the nineteenth century. Thomas Carlyle (1795-1886), Scottish historian, critic, and sociological writer was born in the village of Ecclefechan, Dumfriesshire as the eldest child of James Carlyle, stonemason, and Margaret Carlyle. The two great influences on his thought and work were the Bible and the modern

  • Comparing Dover Beach, Carlyle, And Matthew Arnold

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    writers were those famous ones such as Thomas Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle, and Matthew Arnold. They wrote about the world that they lived in and all the changes that were rapidly modifying the earth. Matthew Arnold wrote a poem titled Dover Beach in which he expressed his views and Thomas Carlyle wrote The Condition of England in which he expressed his views in the form of an essay. While the writers chose different vessels of communication, Carlyle would likely agree with Arnold’s writing on the aspects of

  • Changes in Great Britain: Mill v. Carlyle

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    change came prosperity, wealth, and support. However, along with the good came the negative. The negative was the people who were traditional. They did not want change because they liked their world the way it was. One of these people was Thomas Carlyle. He was tremendously pessimistic towards the change of the nineteenth century and he wrote an essay titled The "Mechanical Age" explaining why. His former friend, a supporter of change, John Stuart Mill also wrote a paper. Mill's paper was aptly

  • Silence In Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin

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    theologian Carlyle, "comes thy strength."[1] I believe Carlyle is describing one of two kinds of silence. On one side, silence can be negative and harmful. This is the silence of oppression, a controlling force which leaves victims voiceless and the needy helpless. This is not what Carlyle means by his silence. He is invoking a different force. His silence has agency; it is the silence of resistance, of overcoming, and of strength. Today I will examine the sophisticated silence of which Carlyle writes

  • A Tale of Two Cities- A Historical fiction

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    as well as the events, which occurred during the revolution. Dickens may not have been totally accurate with his historical information, but he vividly portrays the atmosphere of England and France during this period. The French Revolution, by Carlyle, was the main source of Dickens’ information for his novel with the two settings, London and Paris. Adopting Carlyle’s philosophy of history, Dickens created A Tale of Two Cities with a tightly structured plot, developed through a series of amazingly

  • A Tale of Two Cities Essay: The French Revolution and the Legacy

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    the narration of the historical episodes (Lodge 134; Friedman 489). And yet, Dickens's outlook on revolutionary violence differed significantly from that of Carlyle. As Irene Collins points out, Dickens "dislikes the violence of the revolutionaries, both in its popular form (the mob) and in its institutionalised form (the Terror). Unlike Carlyle, he can no longer see justice in the violence" (53). Moreover, it is Dickens's novel, rather than Carlyle's history, which is responsible for the popular image

  • Victorian Thinkers: The Victorian Sage

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    Matthew Arnold, Thomas Carlyle, John Ruskin and William Thackeray are among the Victorian thinkers to earn the title of “sage.” To some degree, the Victorian sages were respected and enjoyed by people from all social classes. They were certainly considered intellectuals and trailblazers of alternative viewpoints. They passed their message through public speaking, periodic columns in newspapers, poetry, and in novel-form. It is a difficult task to describe them as a group because they were each so

  • Thomas Carlyle Leadership Theory Essay

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    developed by Scottish writer named Thomas Carlyle in the 1840’s. One of his famous quotes that represents his believes which was a milestone of his theory is: “The history of the world is but the biography of great men” (Carlyle, 1888). According to his theory, the true leader is born not made. The leader is born with the ability to manage the situation in a perfect way and influence others through his charisma, intelligence, wisdom or other parameters. Carlyle linked his theory with the heroes/historians

  • Annie Dillard

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    Thomas Carlyle, a preeminent figure of the Victorian era, said, “The real desire to get work done will itself lead one to more and more to truth” (Carlyle). Many teenagers all over the world rely on jobs to earn money to do fun activities with their friends. There are also many adults who have jobs to get by in life. Along with this, there are people who have a career. The difference between the two is that people who have a job work just to earn money, but do not enjoy it. People who have have a

  • A Sense of Social Realism in the First Ten Minutes of The Full Monty

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    august 1997, the smash hit comedy; The Full Monty came to the big screen. It only cost £2.2 million but it managed to recover that in the first weekend of it being shown in the UK. The successfulness of the film even managed to shock actor Robert Carlyle who starred in the film. Directed by Peter Cattaneo and produced by Umberto Pasolini, this film is Sheffield's big claim to fame. The opening scenes are of a promotional video that shows a happy Sheffield but because it is shown on a small screen

  • Men’s Fashion in Victorian London

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    Men’s Fashion in Victorian London The first purpose of Clothes . . . was not warmth or decency, but ornament . . . -- Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, Chapter 5. Men’s fashion was very formal and conservative, reflecting the mores of the Victorian era. Poor, cherubic Mr. Reginald Wilfer longs for the time when he is able to have an entirely new outfit. Men’s Undergarments * Flannel and wool underclothing prevailed through the Victorian age. * Vests and undershirts were the

  • Victorian Dogmatism as a Gift from the Romantic Age and Prior

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    Victorian Dogmatism as a Gift from the Romantic Age and Prior Walter E. Houghton prefaces The Victorian Frame of Mind by noting, "the Victorian mind remains for us blurred and obscure. It appears as a bundle of various and often paradoxical ideas and attitudes" (xiii). Houghton acknowledges the "fragmentary and incoherent" (xiii) characteristics of the Victorian period, in contrast to general assumptions defining the period simply as morally rigid and intellectually dogmatic, for instance

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    1831, an event that likely pushed him towards a path of self-discovery. At the end of 1832, Emerson left for Europe. While there, he had the opportunity to meet some of his literary idols: William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Carlyle. These relationships would continue to inspire Emerson as he forged his unique relationship with the universe. When Emerson returned to America in 1833, he began a career as a lecturer and published his first book, the now famous, Nature. After

  • Summary Of Darrin M. Mcmahon's In Pursuit Of Unhappiness

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    have their focus set on something other than happiness are only happy. For example, setting your goal on being happy is risking being happy, because when you don't achieve it you lose even more happiness. Thomas Carlyle and John Stuart Mill both have similar concepts on happiness. Carlyle, who is a Scottish Philosopher, notices the wrong idea of religion before 17th century. Many disregarded the ideas of religion that put misery into their lives, but some people recognized God's care very satisfying

  • Tennyson's Reinvention of the Hero as Poet

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    through the savage wilds of Nature. In the West, too, the hero is known not only for physical skill or bravery, but also for inculcation of mental qualities, for cultivation of a superior sense of insight, a Higher vision and comprehension. Thomas Carlyle revives and revisits the ancient concepts of the hero and the heroic. Heroes have evolved into two hypothetically universal forms: the Hero as Man of Letters2, and the Hero as Poet 3. The Man of Letters and the Poet are closely linked in form, but

  • What Drives History?

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    What Drives History? "History is the Essence of Innumerable Biographies" -Thomas Carlyle What drives history? Before we answer this question, we must go deeper and answer a more important question: What is history? History is, simply, all of the events, ideas, people, and occurrences that have existed in the past. These things have been driven by one common factor: individuals. Although individuals driving history may seem like a rather simple answer, it is the only one that provides no flaws

  • Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock

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    Bishop Orders His Tomb at Saint Praxed's Church and The Love Song of Alfred J. Prufrock The span of time from the Victorian age of Literature to the Modernism of the 20th century wrought many changes in poetry style and literary thinking. While both eras contained elements of self-scrutiny, the various forms and reasoning behind such thinking were vastly different. The Victorian age, with it's new industrialization of society, brought to poetry and literature the fictional character, seeing