Essays about: "Victorian society"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 17 essays containing the words Victorian society.

  1. 1. Passion and Feeling versus Religion and ‘Pure’ Affection in Jane Eyre

    University essay from

    Author : Natalie Edberg; [2021]
    Keywords : Love; Passion; Christianity; Victorian; Gender; Equality;

    Abstract : The purpose of this essay is to investigate the protagonist and narrator in Charlotte Brontës Jane Eyre, it explores how Jane to a certain extent both represents and challenges the norms set by the Victorian society since it was during this time that the novel was published. By taking a closer look at the novel in relation to Victorian society’s norms and ideals the essay will show that the conflict that Jane faces in the novel is between love, feeling and passion versus religious norms and principles. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Happy Prince : A Paradoxical Aesthetic Tale and a Dual Critique of Victorian Times

    University essay from Högskolan Kristianstad/Fakulteten för lärarutbildning

    Author : Quentin Caizergues; [2020]
    Keywords : Oscar Wilde; The Happy Prince; fairy tale; aestheticism; moral standards; social satire; Victorian society; Christian values;

    Abstract : This essay highlights The Happy Prince’s advantageous use of conventions of the fairy tale genre to stress critical issues of the Victorian period: the challenge of the established Christian socio-moral order, the rising of the bourgeois industrial society, and the advent of aestheticism as a response. Using the close reading technique supported by the Victorian socio-historical background, the analysis establishes that the criticism proceeds by double associations. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rediscovering Beatrice and Bianca: A Study of Oscar Wilde’s Tragedies The Duchess of Padua (1883) and A Florentine Tragedy (1894)

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Minon Weber; [2020]
    Keywords : Oscar Wilde; Victorian Literature; Drama; Theatre; 19th Century Literature; Renaissance Drama; Theatre; Elizabethan Drama; Jacobean Drama; A Florentine Tragedy; The Duchess of Padua; Wilde; Wilde Studies; Transgression; Feminist Criticism; Historicist Criticism; Genetic Criticism;

    Abstract : Towards the end of the 19th century Oscar Wilde wrote the four society plays that would become his most famous dramatical works: Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), A Woman of No Importance (1893), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). The plays combined characteristic Wildean witticisms with cunning social criticism of Victorian society, using stereotypical characters such as the dandy, the fallen woman and the “ideal” woman to mock the double moral and strict social expectations of Victorian society. READ MORE

  4. 4. Monks & Oliver: Two Sides of the Same Coin in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

    University essay from Karlstads universitet

    Author : Sanna Oscarsson; [2018]
    Keywords : Oliver Twist; Monks; Dickens; hero; villain; character analysis;

    Abstract : Oliver Twist is a novel loved by many, read by more. It is a classic novel by Charles Dickens, portraying the life and hardships of a young boy named Oliver Twist, who was born in a work house. Oliver is bright and righteous, the exact opposite of his brother Edward “Monks” Leeford. READ MORE

  5. 5. The role of the orphan child in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Rebecca Albertsson; [2017]
    Keywords : Charles Dickens; Oliver Twist; Victorian Society; England; Languages and Literatures;

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