Cousin Kate Essays

  • The Theme of Love in Poetry

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    The Theme of Love in Poetry For this essay I am going to read and analyse three poems on the theme of love: "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti, "Goodbye" by Anna Landucci, and "The Library of Love" by John Citizen. The three poems are set in different times and show the difference of attitude of love between time periods. In Victorian time the topic of love was very private and was not shown in public. Today's' society is totally different where people will show their love to one another

  • Comparing Cousin Kate and The Seduction

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    Comparing Cousin Kate and The Seduction In this coursework I will be comparing the two poems ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti and ‘The Seduction’ by Eileen McAuley. The two poems have many similarities but there are also some differences between them. To begin I will give an introduction to both the poems. Cousin Kate is about a cottage maiden that is tricked into having an affair with a rich Lord. She is then betrayed by the Lord who decides to dump her. He then marries her Cousin Kate

  • Analysis of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

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    Analysis of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti 'Cousin Kate' by Christina Rossetti describes a cottage maiden who was seduced and used by the lord of the estate for which she worked. She was surprised and taken a back by the fact that someone so great and powerful could be slightly interested in her, and so she automatically fell in love with him. It wasn't until after he had slept with her that he left her for her cousin, Kate. The cottage maiden was devastated that he had done that to her

  • What Is The Theme Of The Poem Cousin Kate

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    Cousin Kate is a poem about a young woman who is seduced by a Lord. He soon ensnares her and marries her cousin Kate instead, leaving behind a broken-hearted cottage maiden. The maiden is soon classed as a fallen woman and is treated like an outcast in society. She is bitter and jealous of her cousin but soon reveals that she has the one thing her cousin does not and desperately wants: a son and replacement to the Lord. The poem begins by saying ‘I was a cottage maiden’. It is a simple beginning

  • Similarities and Differences in the Two Poems, Cousin Kate and The Seduction

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    The two narrative poems, ‘Cousin Kate’ and ‘The Seduction’ have a number of similarities between them, such as the poems are both based on love and the misuse of women. However, the two poems are also very different in some ways. For instance, the reactions to love vary in the poems. ‘Cousin Kate’ was set in the 1860’s and ‘The Seduction’ was set in the 1970’s, therefore, the poems are set one hundred years apart from each other. It is due to this that they have many differences between them. The

  • Analysis Of Christina Rossetti's An Apple Gathering And Cousin Kate

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    Sexual Dalliance and its Outcomes in Victorian Society: Christina Rossetti’s “An Apple Gathering” and “Cousin Kate” In her poems Christina Rossetti references the loss of innocence stemming from premarital sexual encounters. In both the poems “An Apple Gathering” and “Cousin Kate”, Rossetti tells stories of women who lost their sexual purity before marriage, and therefore deemed outcasts in society. These acts of dalliance Rossetti speaks of in her poems exhibit how the loss of innocence via sex

  • The Theme Of Love In The Poems Cousin Kate And Maude Clare

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    The Theme Of Love In The Poems Cousin Kate And Maude Clare Love in most cases is supposedly something wonderful and amazing. This is not the case in the poems Cousin Kate and Maude Clare. Christina Rosseti presents love as being sordid and dirty. Also as a weakness like an affliction. However traditional Victorian ideas are not supposed to be like this they are about white weddings and true romance by writing these poems Christina Rosseti has challenged the original Victorian ideas. The

  • Comparison of The Seduction by Eileen McAuley and Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti

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    and Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti I will be analyzing the two poems, "Cousin Kate," by Christina Rossetti, and, "The Seduction," by Eileen McAuley. Both of these poems share the same theme. The two poems are both based on betrayed love but they each deal with a different aspect. "Cousin Kate," is set in the eighteenth century but was written in the nineteenth century. It was set in Victorian eras which in those days' high moral values were a tradition to society. "Cousin Kate" deals

  • Comparison of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti and The Seduction by Eileen McAuley

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    Compare and contrast Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti with The Seduction by Eileen McAuley Comparison of Cousin Kate by Christina Rossetti and The Seduction by Eileen McAuley For this essay I have been asked to compare two poems. One from the era of pre twentieth century and one from the twentieth century. The poem from pre twentieth century I am writing about is ‘Cousin Kate’ by Christina Rossetti. The poem from the twentieth century will be ‘The Seduction’ by Eileen McAuley. These two

  • The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy and Cousin Kate by Christina Rosetti

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    The Ruined Maid by Thomas Hardy and Cousin Kate by Christina Rosetti The poems that I studied are 'The Ruined Maid' by Thomas Hardy and 'Cousin Kate' by Christina Rosetti. 'The Ruined Maid' was published in 1901, and 'Cousin Kate' in 1879. These poems were both written in Victorian times, and they both reflect the attitudes towards women at the time. At the beginning of the Victorian period women's powers were extremely limited; they could not control their own money and were very much

  • Narrative Essay On Missing Home

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    POP! As my ears adjust to the change in pressure while the plane lands on the dimly lit runway, family memories from years ago run through my head. Aunts in the kitchen mixing spices together; uncles coming home from their jobs; cousins who entertained me for many hours; and the hilarious memories that are created when my family gets together. While I walk, out of the Indira Gandhi International airport, into the humid climate of India, family members that came to pick us up crowd around me, and

  • Orphans in Jane Eyre

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    dressed out in thin muslin frocks and scaarlet sashes, with hair elaborately ringleted" (60; ch. 4). This not only shows her exclusion from family and family gatherings, but also that she is not perceived to be as good, happy, or sociable as her cousins. Her cousin John even makes her out to be something less than he, "You... ... middle of paper ... ...nineteenth century was not as easy as it was for her. Most orphans were put into a workhouse and had to deal with worse conditions than she. Orphanhood

  • The Leitmotif of Pursuit in Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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    leitmotif.  Starting with their first encounter, Alec Stoke-d'Urbervile lusts after Tess with his desire for steadily increasing thereafter.  He withholds the crucial information that he is not her cousin, and they in fact have no familial relationship whatsoever. While under the impression he is her cousin, Alec uses this ignorance to get closer to her. Feeding her strawberries in an obviously erotic manner momentarily appeases his lustful hunger.  His longing for her never abates from contact with

  • Should The Internet Be Trusted?

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    any. One quick way to check the purpose of a webpage is to look for any obvious ads. A webpage that is obviously trying to sell you something is not as likely to be a scholarly webpage. has a multitude of ads right on its front page (Cousins homepage). Its purpose is clearly at least partially to sell you something, in this particular case the services of the webmasters in the area of web design. “Linguistic Diversity on the Internet” simply has functional menus leading to the information

  • My Friend Committed Suicide, I Did Not

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    sending him to Arizona to live with his aunt and cousins in hopes of "straightening him up". He said he was looking forward to... ... middle of paper ... ... of the issue, those with only one answer. I wanted someone with an open mind. I found that someone in a classmate. I didn't know her well, but I had overheard her comment in the hallway one day: "I think suicide is OK if that's what they want". She and her companions had been discussing her cousin who had killed himself the year before. It

  • The Fatal Jet Ski Ride

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    rounded the corner, my cousin Daniele holding on to me as hard as she could, me gripping her arm to keep myself in pace. There she was, Pam Doan, her body I should say, lying there under that white sheet. Pam, was my cousin's best friend, and mine too, for the fourteen days I'd been there. Two weeks earlier I had arranged for my boyfriend, Charles, to come pick me up and take me back with him to Bridgeport, Nebraska to stay with my Aunt Annie, Uncle Gaylen and my cousins Casey, 18 and Daniele,

  • Gender and Politics in Shakespeare's As You Like It

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    in Act 1 Scene 1 of As You Like It.Even before they make an appearance, Oliver and Charles are discussing whether Rosalind has been banished like her father, in terms that indicate a strange relationship. Oh, no; for the Duke's daughter her cousin so loves her, being ever from their cradles bred together...and no less ... ... middle of paper ... ...e 4, 2001. Leach, Robert.As You Like It-A "Robin Hood" Play.English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature 82, no. 5 Oct

  • Survival A Road Trip

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    More than 35 percent of Americans are planning to take a vacation of fifty miles or more away from their home with two or more immediate family members this year. It is useful to know how to pack and survive a road trip because you want to have an enjoyable trip. You will get all the tips and tricks to be able to survive a road trip. The first step to surviving a road trip is packing. You should check the weather before you pack your clothes. Be sure to check the weather before you start packing

  • Difference Between Sonqo And Yanomamo

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    There are many different cultures and groups of people that we don’t know anything about. There are a lot of people in the world trying to close that gap. People like Catherine J. Allen, author of The Hold Life Has and Napoleon A. Chagnon, author of Yanomamo. In each of their respective books, they brought us closer to societies I had never heard of until now. We learned about the different aspects of the lives of the Sonqo (Allen) and the Yanomamo (Chagnon). They brought us insight on certain

  • Research Paper On Persepolis

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    Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi is an autobiographical graphic novel about a young girl during the Islamic revolution. This bright, juvenile girl, Mj, sharing her experience in this complicated period of time as she grasps to understand what’s happening around her. Iran has just gotten rid of the Shah, but with only a short period of joy a new unwanted leader comes into place. The Ayatollah Khomeini, a religious fundamentalist convinces the poor and uneducated people that leader is where is he meant