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    Thomas Carlyle

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    Thomas Carlyle Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish essayist and historian; his writings helped him to become one of a select group of sages that earned the respect of the serious minded Victorian public. His writings consisted of historical events, political and economic situations, and he also wrote books about religious and biographical topics. Thomas Carlyle was born in Ecclefechan, Annandale on December 4, 1795. His father, James Carlyle, was a profound Calvinist and was part of his early influence

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    Thomas Carlyle

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    Childhood 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

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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

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    Victorian Age Poets

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    Writers such as Tennyson and Carlyle strayed from the concept of art for art’s sake. I believe Thomas Carlyle who wrote The Condition of England would have agreed that the poem, Dover Beach, by Matthew Arnold expresses the essence of the Victorian Age. Carlyle and Arnold both write depressing poems about their time that express the real world and its evils. Also, both writers are pessimistic towards the world and how it is changing. Both poets questioned society as well. Carlyle talks about the poor conditions

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    Victorian Literature

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    such 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

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    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

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    personal 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

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    James Anthony Froude was the biographer of Thomas Carlyle and published his life story in the Reminiscences in 1882. The Reminiscences created a huge scandal since it revealed the highly admired man, Carlyle, to be an abusive and ill tempered man with faults. The Reminiscences sparked public outrage and Froude’s reputation plunged into disgrace as he was discredited and attacked (James Anthony Froude). However it is important to not Froude had always been a controversial figure since he was young

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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

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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

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