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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

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    Victorian Values on Sex and Sexuality

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    A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the Victoria Age. The Double Standard of Morality by Josephine Butler and Victorian Theories of Sex and Sexuality by Elizabeth Lee give us insight into ideas people had about sex and sexuality during the Victorian era. We see that sex was considered an unavoidable part of life. Sex was “man [and] woman's ultimate goal” (Lee). Victorians believed that “the essence of right and wrong [was.…] dependent on sex” (Lee). Meaning that how you were publicly known

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    morals of the Victorian Era gained renown for their strict socials roles that existed for both men and women. However, Oscar Wilde rejected these morals as he not only wrote characters but also acted as a character who flippantly disregarded the strict moral code. In his play The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde elicits a thoughtful laughter through the constant hypocrisy and non-sequitous behaviours of Lady Bracknell. Wilde uses her to explore the hypocrisy that he detested within Victorian Society

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    Victorian morality describes the moral views and social expectations of people living at the time of Queen Victoria's rule from 1837 to 1901 which completely contrasted any morality in pervious eras. Victorians encouraged hard work, morality, social respect and religious conformity. Today, the term “Victorian morality” can describe any set of values that exercise sexual restraint, intolerance of criminality and a strict social code of conduct. The word "Victorian" has a wide range of connotations

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    sounds idealistic. She rebelliously and romantically toys with pursing the "immoral brother," but clearly she will shape him into the man she wants him to be. The name of Ernest is also important to her. Both Gwendolen and Cecily are products of the Victorian concept in which how one accomplishes is more important than why. Though seeming very similar Cecily and Gwendolen are divergent in certain aspects, Gwendolen is confident and knowing, while her mother has taught her to be short-range. She is also

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    The Victorian Era was a time in which many constitutional, political, and economic reform movements took place—leading it to also be known as the Age of Reform. Despite the advances made regarding numerous social issues, women during this time were still heavily restricted by societal standards. Women were prevented from having any real lives of their own and often existed only in relation to men. Their main role was primarily in the household, where they were expected to complete household duties

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    English 1404-3 14 May 2016 Victorian Hunger The play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde was written and set during the Victorian era, a time when the desire for social approval and status controlled the rituals, appearances, and attitudes of the middle and upper class. The search for moral recognition in society was the commonly conspired front that masked the people’s selfish ambitions. Oscar Wilde felt strongly towards the reformation he believed his time period needed, having been

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    “serious” when describing trivial matters, and vice versa. During the Victorian Era, people were expected to act with moral fortitude, but it was typical for the upper class to embody earnestness through seriousness, self-righteousness, smugness, pomposity, and sense of duty. The sharp contrast between the accepted idea of earnestness and its use by the aristocrats in The Importance of Being Earnest emphasizes Wilde’s satire of the Victorian era.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest was one of Wilde’s Victorian melodramas. There are plenty elements of satire, intellectual travesty, a comic take on Victorian manners and an appealing superficial-ness that makes it a light comedy. Behind this charade of humor though lie deeper, more serious undertones. The play is a take at the extreme hypocrisy and cloying moralism’s that were distinct marks of the Victorian era. In Act I of The Important of Being Earnest, the term and concept of ‘Bunbury’ is first

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    Goblin Market is one of the masterpieces of Christina Georgina Rossetti, composed in 1859 and was published in 1862 in Goblin Market and Other Poems. She was an English poet in Victorian era, a period when Bible was chiefly and frequently read and people were too religious. Also, it was the time of sexual repression, to enjoy or to talk about sexual passion was considered a sin. Moreover, women were confined to their home and education was denied, it was an era of male dominance. The poem might

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