Humour, nonsense, writers, Victorian society, things need to be changed, Oscar Wilde, marriage, social position, Algernon, upper-class society
My presentation will deal with the theme writer in his society. Writers usually criticize their society by literature to show people that things need to be changed such as those in Victorian Society. But how do writers by using humour and nonsense in their literature manage to criticize the Victorian Society which they live in?
[...] Afterwards, they dance on the beach by moonlight. This nonsense poem may offset against the seriousness and repressiveness of Victorian society by presenting two characters from different worlds: a wealthy owl and a pussycat from literally ‘the other side of the Tracks' which fall in love. But they have to sail away in order to escape from the disapproval of the segregated society in which they live. They decide to go to an utopian world in which there are no boundaries to love. [...]
[...] He wrote this novel in 1876 which is about a young boy growing up along the Mississippi. In this extract, Tom uses his wit to get what he wants, he is playing with Ben's pride. Indeed, by using reverse psychology, Tom managed to get his neighbour to do the work for him, he has transformed the boring work into desire. Tom shows that Ben has material things but not intelligence, Tom is the cunning one. By presenting a child in his novel, Mark Twain shows that people in Victorian society tend to forget the true values of life. [...]
[...] Presentation – Humour and Nonsense My presentation will deal with the theme writer in his society. Writers usually criticize their society by literature to show people that things need to be changed such as those in Victorian Society. But how do writers by using humour and nonsense in their literature manage to criticize the Victorian Society which they live in? I. The importance of being earnest by Oscar Wilde First, I am going to talk about Oscar Wilde who is a very famous writer from the 19th century. [...]
[...] Today I am going to focus on his poem ‘the owl and the pussycat' from his compilation A book of nonsense in 1871 which is a fine example of Victorian nonsense verses. This poem concerns an owl and a cat who, while travelling at sea, get engaged and then search for a wedding ring. After reaching the land, they find a pig with a ring at the end of his nose, so the Owl and the Pussycat decide to buy the ring. The following day, the Owl and the Pussycat are married. [...]
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