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06 Jul 2015

London and Victorian era

Case study - 3 pages - Ancient history

London, became a true metropolis integrated into the global economy that dominates, then place over the century as a true center of the world, political capital of the largest empire the world that wish to exhibit his power. The Victorian era is characterized by the height of the...

16 Feb 2010

The water babies, Victorian literature and the depiction of childhood

Thesis - 13 pages - Literature

The social hierarchy of Victorian England perpetuated the involvement of the working class in poverty driven crime and with regard to the concurrent impact on children; Duckworth comments that “Crime and poverty were inseparably associated and most of the young who suffered gaol...

16 Aug 2022

Jane Eyre and the struggle to reconcile societal expectations

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, the essential aspect of a woman's life revolved around her family's domestic sphere and the home she came from. Women from the Middle class were raised to be innocent and pure, sexually undemanding and tender and obedient and submissive. They were presented in...

10 Aug 2022

Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë (1847) - How important is time in the work of Charlotte Brontë?

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

The novel was published in 1847 under the male pseudonym of Currer Bell. The historical context is the Victorian era, during which the British Empire was at its height with possessions all over the world. The literary context of the work coincides with the beginning of the Romantic...

29 Sep 2010

The Victorian Period (1837-1901)

Worksheets - 3 pages - Modern history

The adjective ‘Victorian', often appended to words to describe a way of life, thought, culture and politics, sprang from the reign of Queen Victoria, who ruled over Great Britain from 1837 to 1901. She was the longest reigning monarch in British History. The Victorian period...

25 Apr 2009

Exploring conflicting meanings of the child in Lewis Carroll's Victorian classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Thesis - 4 pages - Literature

The construction of childhood in Victorian England helps lend a context to the meaning(s) of Lewis Carroll's children's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. This short paper will examine the emergence of ‘childhood' as a new category, beginning in the late 18th century, expanded...

06 Nov 2008

Religious ambivalence: Geology and the Victorian crisis of faith

Essay - 5 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Edmund Burke wrote, “There is nothing so fatal to religion as indifference.” If religion were the driving force in pre- and early Victorian society, indifference and confusion would have been the contenders of its power. Religion, a societal stabilizer, political voice, and moral...

24 Sep 2009

Analysis: Catherine Hall on Victorian domestic ideology

Thesis - 3 pages - Literature

This chapter by Catherine Hall examines one particular factor she identifies as being crucial to the creation of the Victorian middle-class ideal of womanhood. Since the “angel in the house” was already established as a precept by the 1830s and '40s, the author seeks farther...

29 Sep 2016

A comparison between "Wuthering Heights" and "Great Expectations"

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

In the Victorian era, there were many novels written about love and its consequences. Romantic love, particularly in this time period, is often characterized by the works of Emily Brontë and Charles Dickens, especially in the novels Wuthering Heights and Great Expectations. While...

28 May 2009

Victorian Gothic literature

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

All was dark and silent, the black shadows thrown by the moonlight seeming full of a silent mystery of their own. Not a thing seemed to be stirring, but all to be grim and fixed as death or fate; so that a thin streak of white mist, that crept with almost imperceptible slowness across the grass...

16 Jan 2013

The Great Scramble: European Anxiety and the Division of Africa

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

In the high Victorian era, the Great Powers of Europe were suddenly struck with what initially seemed a inexplicable fever to divide among themselves an entire continent about which they knew remarkably little. Although some of the colonies subsequently formed became very...

19 Feb 2015

Response Essay to Middlemarch by George Eliot

Case study - 2 pages - Literature

The novel Middlemarch by George Eliot is primarily a Victorian novel but incorporates features of modern novels. Eliot, in his works, portrays the hatred for women novelists. In those eras, women were confined to writing the stereotypical fantasies of the conventional romance...

27 Nov 2013

Sexuality as a social tool

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines sexuality as a) the quality and state of being sexual, b) the condition of having sex, c) sexual activity, and d) the expression of sexual receptivity or interest especially when excessive, and it cites the first use of the word around1800. Human beings...

25 Sep 2008

Forming and performing the female identity in Daniel Deronda

Essay - 8 pages - Literature

The Victorian era thrived on ideals; knowing their world is more than knowing the facts of British politics, of documented interactions, or popular amusements, it is striving to understand the light in which they saw themselves, the real or ideal roles society endeavored to fulfill....

07 Jul 2015

London, the capital of the nineteenth century

Case study - 3 pages - Educational studies

"London has many aspects. It's a great city. Huge. The richest city in the world's largest port, the largest industrial city, the imperial city, the center of civilization, the heart of the world ... It is a wonderful place ... a whirlwind, an abyss. It takes you up and you rushes down....

24 Apr 2007

Butterfly or Bumblebee?: The Sting of Satire in The Importance of Being Earnest

Thesis - 5 pages - Literature

Oscar Wilde said that his play, The Importance of Being Earnest, subtitled “A Serious Comedy for Trivial People” was “written by a butterfly for butterflies” (qtd. in Stokes 115). Although this statement may be true, the subject of the play itself, while treated in a...

21 Jan 2024

The Condition of the Working Class in England (German: Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England) - Friedrich Engels (1844) - The British industrialisation

Text commentary - 3 pages - Linguistics & languages

The Condition of the Working Class in England, translated from German and published in 1845 is Friedrich Engels' first writing. It presents a study of the proletarians in Victorian England based on notes and observations made by the author during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to...

15 Jan 2009

Dr. Seward's blind rationalism in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897)

Book review - 8 pages - Literature

Seward, young British physician and unreliable narrator, embodies late-Victorian scientism and rationalism in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Irony in Seward's portrayal reveals much of the author's criticism of the late-Victorian scientific establishment. Although Seward sees...

06 Jun 2014

Symbols and the Speaker in "My Last Duchess"

Essay - 10 pages - Literature

In a poem there is more than meets the eye. Robert Browning's “My Last Duchess” belongs to the genre of the dramatic monologue from the Victorian period. In this study I will analyze the poem centering on the symbols and the speaker, what is their role and how do they contribute...

16 Oct 2008

The parallel tragedies of Lily Bart and Tess Durbeyfield: An examination of Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth

Book review - 5 pages - Literature

Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth and Thomas Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles are powerful examples of the American and British realist novel. Both depict the harsh Victorian society in which women were held to unattainable standards of perfection, and both are social commentaries about...

05 Mar 2009

The melting pot revisited: Supporting research into the genetic diversity of the American population

Thesis - 14 pages - Sociology & social sciences

The advent of the genomic era has brought with it a host of opinions regarding to what ends genetic tools ought to be applied. There is a growing interest in research that will illustrate the genetic diversity of populations. Advocates suggest that research detailing unique features of...

28 Jan 2021

Corpse Bride (Les Noces funèbres ou La Mariée cadavérique au Québec) - Tim Burton (2005)

Essay - 4 pages - Film studies

Corpse Bride is a 2005 animated film directed by Tim Burton. It was created using the technique of stop-motion, which consists of objects being physically manipulated between individually photographed frames. In this case, the objects used are puppets with movable joints, as in many other Tim...

22 Oct 2007

Portrayal of Women in Bram Stoker's Dracula

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Horror stories are known to be misogynistic in their portrayal of women; Bram Stoker's Dracula is no exception. The novel offers a stereotypical, character archetype of the female in various forms: Mina Harker, Lucy Westenra, and the Succubi. The women are used to embody ideas and values of the...

23 Oct 2007

Dracula and Fear of Female Sexuality

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Bram Stoker's Dracula is undoubtedly one the most consciously sentient and hyperbolic literary incarnations of the excessive fear of women's sexuality that still survives with a vast legitimacy for its content today. Much like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein the novel is satiated with the fear of the...

22 Apr 2008

The Perfect Blend of Grit and Grace: An examination of cowgirls and their gender roles at the turn of the century

Thesis - 6 pages - Philosophy

Every little girl at one time or another played cowgirl. Being a cowgirl is always much more fun than being a little lady, which is what all parents want of their daughters. Little ladies that wear white gloves to church, say their “please” and “thank you's,” and make sure...

20 Aug 2008

Stephen Crane and the Red Badge of courage

Essay - 6 pages - Literature

Born in 1871 to a Methodist preacher and social leader, Stephen Crane started his short, but compelling life in the Civil War torn society that was America- or more specifically, Newark, New Jersey. His parents held a belief, commonplace in their era, that valued God, acknowledged free...

03 Jun 2008

The development of modern art

Essay - 3 pages - Arts and art history

Throughout the course of the twentieth century, society, and more specifically, the art community, underwent a rebirth called modernism. Modernism served as the basis for artists and society as a whole to seeks an expansion away from Victorian morals, which placed such marked constraints...

03 Aug 2009

The Siren and the domestic ideal

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

Written during the Victorian age and in a strict society, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray was a book all its own. It is mostly categorized as a satire; however, it speaks volumes about the realities of the time. Women were considered as a property, and the men laid down the...

11 Mar 2010

Lesbians and butch-femme relationships

Thesis - 3 pages - Social, moral & civic education

Homosexual relationships have existed since the beginning of time, however, acceptance of such relationships in the modern era has not been so forthcoming, as was the welcoming atmosphere in ancient Greece. Lesbianism appeared to be a somewhat accepted practice until Victorian...

23 Feb 2010

A review: On liberty and utilitarianism

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

John Stuart Mill's treatises on the nature of civil liberty and the political philosophy of utilitarianism are some of the most groundbreaking, and perpetually relevant, discourses on the subjects. His works stand as a testament to the ability for progressive, and at a given point in time...