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    Victorian Literature

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    The Victorian era for poetry and literature was an important step along the rocks of English development. Among 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

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    In the Victorian era poets are inspired to debate among each other in the heat of enlightenment. The literature of Romanticism versus the Victorian era initially becomes a problematic subject to accept. As a Victorian poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins attacks the conception of religion by questioning the existence of God. Hopkins’ sonnets reflect this issue of an oppress religion and educates people towards the conspiracy of a change era through his magnificent poems. Hopkins stands true to the new and

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    Comparing Victorian and Twentieth Century Literature Even though certain works are designated to certain periods in time, many works from say, the Victorian period have similar controlling images when compared to works from the Twentieth century. Each writer presents an image that is repeatedly used throughout the work. The same image is used in each work even though they were written during different periods in time. Sometimes, even the location of the image, where it was placed in the text

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    Victorian Era Literature

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    One of the most interesting aspects of Victorian era literature reflects the conflict between religion and the fast gathering movement aptly dubbed the enlightenment. Primarily known for its prude, repressed, social and family structure beneath the surface of the Victorian illusion many conflicting, perhaps even radical, ideas were simmering and fast reaching a boiling point within in the public circle. In fact writers such as Thomas Hardy and Gerald Manly Hopkins reflect this very struggle between

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    The Victorian Period and Literature

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    advances in technology and science. The term Victorian exemplifies things and proceedings during the presiding of Queen Victoria; Victoria became queen of Great Britain and Ireland in 1837 (World Book 320). Queen Victoria’s control ended in 1901when she passed away (Holt 874). “The Victorian age was not one, not single, simple, or unified, only in part because Victoria's reign lasted so long that it comprised several periods” (Landow web). The Victorian age was a time of change because of the many

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    Victorian Literature

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    Viktor E. Frankl, the Austrian psychologist, once stated that “When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves”. A Victorian society condemned to a period of forced adjustment into a life of despotism, as a result of radical change and revolution, dictatorial upper-class tyranny and a life absent of pleasure and happiness, serves as an example of the great psychologist’s words. The industrialisation and development of Britain acted as a major catalyst for

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    propriety meant that there were few ways in which sexuality could be discussed openly in a social setting. Gothic narrative served as an outlet. In Victorian Supernatural fiction, the anxieties surrounding homosexuality is a very prominent theme. However, due to the cultural status of homosexuality as taboo, the subject is heavily veiled in literature. In John Mead Faulkner's `The Lost Stradivarius,' the story appears to be about a young man's obsession with a wonderful musical instrument and a particular

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    English Literature in the Victorian Era

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    no lunatic man, I'm a sane man fighting for his soul" this quote from Bram Stoker’s- Dracula, illustrates and foreshadows that in the Victorian era, a quest for meaning was seen by the majority of society as ‘lunacy’, however the characters that Stoker uses, are represented ‘sane’, suggesting Stoker’s encouragement of a quest for meaning and purpose in the Victorian era of increasing uncertainty. Along with Stoker, Charles Dickens and Lord Alfred Tennyson also address the individual’s pursuit for

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    Double Lives in Victorian Literature

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    The existence of a “dark double” abounds in many literary works of the Victorian Era. These “dark doubles” are able to explore the forbidden and repressed desires of the protagonist, and often represent the authors own rebellion against inhibitions in a morally straight-laced societal climate. The “dark doubles” in these stories are able to explore the socially unacceptable side of human nature, and it is through these “dark doubles” that many of the main characters (and through them

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    There are many moral behaviors that have happened over time between now and back in the Victorian era. There were a different set of morals over time based on religion and other perceptions of good and evil in literature and different forms media going back from the Victorian era till now. The books The Strange Cases of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Hunger Games, Dracula, and Beowulf are some of the literature that support the morals changing through time, how good and evil was perceived, and how

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