Christabel Essays

  • The Lilith in Dracula, Carmilla, Christabel, Geraldine and The Hunger

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    The Lilith in Dracula, Carmilla, Christabel, Geraldine and The Hunger For centuries Lilith, the Queen of the Night, has been blamed when a child or man dies without certain cause or when a woman refuses to be submissive to her husband.  While the Legend of Lilith is not widely known today, it is not difficult to find information about the demoness. However, there are slight variations found from story to story.  Here we will focus on the myth as found in Hebrew mythology, and we will particularly

  • Women's Behavior in Coleridge's Christabel and Browning's My Last Duchess

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    Women's Behavior in Coleridge's Christabel and Browning's My Last Duchess Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Robert Browning wrote in two different eras. Coleridge's "Christabel" and Browning's "My Last Duchess" both deal with women's sexuality. The women of the poems are both presented as having sinned. Christabel's own belief that she has sinned is based on how a woman of her time was supposed to behave. The Duchess's sin is that she violates the code of conduct for a noble wife

  • Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatts Possession

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    two periods. The two main characters, Roland and Maud, are literary scholars living in the 1980's. Their love story is shared and played out by the diaries, poetry, and correspondence of two poets and lovers from the 1860's-Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte. Although the book is modern fiction, much of it is a Victorian novel as well. Possession is characteristic of Byatt's love for intertextuality and imbedded texts. Possession is also an example of several literary genres, all written into

  • Suffragettes

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    greater degree of coherence and organization to the movement. Out of frustration at the lack of governmental action, however, a segment of the woman suffrage movement became more militant under the leadership of Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel. After the return to power of the Liberal Party in 1906, the succeeding years saw the defeat of seven suffrage bills in Parliament. As a consequence, many suffragists became involved in increasingly violent actions as time went on. These women militants

  • Feminism in Coleridges Christabel

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    Feminism in Coleridges Christabel Christabel is a dark poem which tells the story of a baron, his daughter, and a seductress known as Geraldine. Christabel has usually been associated and interpreted according to its supernatural and mystical qualities. However, there are also aspects of the story that allow the possibility of analyzing Christabel according to its depiction of gender roles and culture. This theory is important to "Christabel" because it is a useful tool in analyzing the interaction

  • The Changing Roles and Status of Women

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    the suffragette movement was born with the formation of the Women's Social and Political Union (WPSU) by Emmeline Pankhurst and her two daughters Christabel and Sylvia. At first the newly formed suffragettes relied on spreading propaganda to gain support. However, on the 18th October 1905 they gained considerable unplanned publicity when Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney stood up at a public meeting and asked if a Liberal government would introduce women's suffrage. Receiving no reply they

  • The Ways in Which the Methods of the Suffragists and Suffragettes Were Different

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    including such things as improved maternity provision. To start with, they resolved to limit their membership exclusively to women and 'Deeds not Words' was to be their motto. The WSPU began their propaganda-based militant campaign when Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney interrupted an election meeting

  • The Suffragettes Movement

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    increasing distrust of all men, countering the attitudes of the rest of the suffrage movement from the NUWSS, who could also criticise male domination over women but felt that class had to come into consideration as well. In 1913, a publication of Christabel Pankhurst disclosed the real reason for the opposition of votes for women – the fear that women’s suffrage would result in a rigid code of sexual morals. With the widespread use of the motto ‘Votes for Women and Chastity for Men’, women’s suffrage

  • Derby Day 1913

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    Derby Day 1913 There she committed the only successful suffragette suicide by being trampled under the hooves of the Kings' horse. I have looked at many different accounts of what actually happened on the day, including newspaper reports and a video, and although they all say Emily did commit suicide, some contradict each other and disagree on things such as: · The position of the King's horse during the race. · How she got onto the race course · When Emily actually died · And

  • The Women's Suffragette Campaign

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    CONTEXT On the 24th of January 1913, a police report was issued by the Criminal Investigation Department of the New Scotland Yard, reporting the details of a public meeting held by the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Sloane Square. The report documents, presumably verbatim, two speeches by radical, militant suffragettes, reported under the names Mrs. Dove-Wilcox and Miss Hazel. The radical and pro-militancy rhetoric employed by both women in the reported speeches situates them at the

  • Christable by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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    union of Christabel and Geraldine, two women, was something uncommon to write about in the eighteenth century. By applying a gothic setting in his poem “Christabel”, it allowed Coleridge to explore the darker themes of sensuality, producing a distancing device to render the power of sexual and sinful actions. Christabel is also a reflection of Coleridge as he tried to seek a companionship and a relationship with someone who would give him a purpose in his writing. Coleridge’s Christabel revises the

  • Homoeroticism in the novel Between Men by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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    "Homoeroticism in The Monk and Christabel" The Monk In Between Men Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick presents an idea of the "Male homosocial continuum", which is outlined on our poster. In analysing the relationship between Ambrosio and Rosario, it is evident that the two share a "social bond"; yet whether or not this bond is evidence of desire is uncertain. Kosofsky Sedgwick also describes points of 'radical disruption', which in The Monk appear to result from the heterosexist framework to which we are

  • An Analysis Of Mr. Coleridge's The Pains Of Sleep

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    done: the construction of the 'fragment ' was heavily relied upon to create meaning in otherwise lacklustre poetry. Yet there are examples of it done well, and none more emblematic of how evocative and powerful the form can be than Coleridge 's Christabel collection. Coleridge 's poetry captures

  • Similarities Between Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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    In literature and in life, a doppelganger has an array of meaning. It may be through a character who has a twin of another character, a character that carries the alter-ego for another character, or a character that may hide a secret identity. Cases such as the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Frankenstein written by Mary Shelley explore the duality of human nature, that shows the two sides of people and how sometimes these sides tend to clash. While the

  • Emmeline Pankhurst: Women's Rights Activist

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    Emmeline Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, Manchester. She was born to Robert and Sophia Goulden, and she was the eldest daughter of ten children(Painter). Her birth records say she was born on July 15, 1858, but she claims to be born on July 14, Bastille Day. To many people, Bastille Day represents equality and resonance, which is what she wanted to achieve with the women’s rights movement(Smith). Her ideas were most likely influenced by her parents, who had radical political beliefs. It is believed

  • Morality in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novels

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    Morality in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Novels An essay on Jane Eyre, The Mill on the Floss, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Possession and The Dress Lodger The Victorian era is one bound to morality. Morality is also defined through the traditional and religious standards that structure the way of life for many Victorians. Morality is defined as the proper principles and standards, in respect to right and wrong, which are to be practiced by all humanity. Ideally, these include obtaining

  • Analysis Of The Lady Of Shalott

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    It is not only the language of Tennyson’s poem that reveals how these portrayals of both feminine and masculine bring meaning to the poem’s characters, but prominent symbols of the poem such as the mirror, the river and the Lady’s death which emphasise the nature of these binaries being conveyed. Let us first draw our attention to the mirror which from the Lady’s introduction in Part II, seems to be her connection to the outside world. The mirror is where “Shadows of the world appear” (48) and is

  • Analytical Essay: World War II

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    for survival, shaped the history and landscape of the twentieth century permanently. As such, many wrote about the troubles and trials they had faced due to this war and in particular the actions of Germany. Excerpts taken from Sebastian Haffner, Christabel Bielenberg, and Leni Riefenstahl all help us understand the effect Germany had on it’s citizens, as well as foreign powers. While Haffner and Bielenberg denounce the Nazis, Riefenstahl writes in favor of them, thus demonstrating the discord in the

  • Why is most of Coleridge’s best writing unfinished?

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    Why is most of Coleridge’s best writing unfinished? S. T. Coleridge is acknowledged by many as one of the leading poets and critics within the British Romantic movement. Famous for his philosophical approaches, Coleridge collaborated with other greats such as Southey and also Wordsworth, a union famous as being one of the most creatively significant relationships in English literature. Wordsworth’s lyrical style can be seen influencing many of Coleridges works, from 'Rime of the Ancient

  • Taylor Coridge's Poetry Analysis

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    things and brings in the universal element. However, it is still filled with imagination, and it is hard to apply it to daily life. It reads more like a story, as does the poem, “Christabel.” The poem is quite similar to “Rime,” it is a story that explores the supernatural. The evil character Geraldine curses Christabel who is young and innocent. The text plays with the themes of good and evil and contains dark and wicked imagery. While both poems are innovative and entertaining, they do not give