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    The Lovemad Woman in Nineteenth Century Literature The lovemad woman was a very important part of nineteenth-century literature. The lovemad woman, originally characterized as a female who becomes insane due to the departure of her lover, was an important character in literature. From Antigone to Ophelia to Jane Eyre, the lovemad woman is seen throughout literature in various contexts. The definition of such a woman changed as the definition of what is it to be a woman in general changed throughout

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    The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature The literature of the nineteenth century is abundant with stories about children dying, partially because it was common for people to die young. One of the most popular forms of the dying child in literature is the martyr, who is almost always female. During the nineteenth century, white men held virtually all of the power in American society. The only way female characters could obtain power was through transcendence in death, but white

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    Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature "To envy nought beneath the ample sky; to mourn no evil deed, no hour misspent and, like a living violet, silently return in sweets to heaven what goodness lent, then bend beneath the chastening shower content." -Elliot The concerns and problems of the people living in nineteenth century England differed dramatically from those that eventually challenged those living in the same place during the 20th century. During the nineteenth century the English

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    Throughout the course of American history, America’s literature change has been evident. Compared to Volume A with the foundation of classic American pieces, the juxtaposition between early nineteenth century writers is shocking. Due to ideas such as manifest destiny and transcendentalism, the composition of literature completely changed. Evident in many works written in the early nineteenth century, American aspirations, myths, and fears, created a foundation upon which modern American writing

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    over time. The history of attitudes toward sex and sexuality is a cultural process that can be seen through the literature of an era. The Awakening was the first piece of American fiction to blatantly attack the nineteenth century notion that marriage, emotional intimacy and sexual intimacy were inextricably bound together. Chopin's novel was advanced in theme over other nineteenth century works. Her piece more closely reflects the modern novel. Chopin gives her readers the story of a married woman

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    Nineteenth Century Literature Heroines and Conformity By definition, a heroine is a woman who would typically encompass the qualities of nobility, courage, independence and strength. Nineteenth century English women would have struggled to accomplish any of these particular acts of heroism within their social environment as ultimately, their roles within civilisation saw them becoming a good wives and mothers and before that, obliging and caring daughters. Within this ubiquitous discourse of

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    Treatment of Women in Nineteenth Century through Literature In the Nineteenth Century, women were treated very differently to the way they are today. Modern day society relies on the basis that there should be equality between men and women in all aspects of life and there have been laws put in place such as the Sex Discrimination Act to help reflect these policies. Authors who lived during the Nineteenth Century wrote about how women were seen and treated in the 19th Century. The stories they

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    a world shaped by and for men. Specifically, Gilbert and Gubar are concerned with the nineteenth century woman and how her role was based on her association with the symbols of angels, monsters, or sometimes both. Because the role of angel was ideally passive and the role of monster was naturally evil, both limited a woman’s behavior into quiet content, with few words to object. Women in the nineteenth century, Gilbert and Gubar claim, lived quiet and passive lives, embodying the ideals of the

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    Analysis of The Biographer's Tale

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    considers the impact of recent theoretical developments on Nineteenth century conceptions of biography. Thus, in Byatt’s fiction, text and theory combine to illuminate issues surrounding the relationship between history, fiction and life writing, which coalesce around the issue of identity. My analysis of The Biographer’s Tale will explore how this neo-Victorian text adopts a theoretical perspective to interpret, and challenge, both nineteenth-century conceptions of biography and the theoretical perspective

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    Nineteenth Century Sensational Fiction: Dime Novels In the late nineteenth century, a new form of sensational fiction emerged.  Called dime novels because of the five to twenty-five cent sale price, these pocket-sized books told short stories of American frontier adventure.  Often formulaic, these stories centered on macho heroes and damsels in distress, never venturing far beyond plotlines of capture and rescue, pursuit and escape.  Violence and lewdness became the impetus for the popularity

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