Victorian Essays

Victorian Era

The Victorian era is an era which is associated with the ruling of the queen called Victoria. She is one of the historical queens who ruled the Britain for the longest period in history. During this era of her rule, numerous activities took place which brought new changes to the kingdom. A lot of cultural, political, economic, industrial as well as scientific changes are some of the major result which is associated with this era. It is a periods which…

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Victorian, Modern and Postmodern Periods

Joseph Conrad masterfully tackled the old issue of racism in his novel Heart of Darkness, but he was in no way a racist. He simply exposed the excesses of imperialism, which is embodied in the harsh treatment of the natives and the brutality, torture and virtual slavery inflicted upon them black natives by their white masters. Joseph Conrad was only critical of racism, as was with the main character, Marlow. Marlow, in his voyage within Africa, was exposed to the…

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The Victorian Era

The Victorian era which lasted sixty-four years has been one of the most influential periods of history. Today, more than a century later, it is still one of the most unforgettable pasts that has left its imprints everywhere in the world. The controversial issue on gender roles, particularly of women, allegedly began to surface and to be seriously dealt with during that very colorful past age. Women repression, which seems to have taken root and heightened somewhere around this era,…

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Victorian Author

Victorian authors and painters give a good representation of what life must have been like for the people of that period. John Ritchie’s painting, “A Summer’s Day in Hyde Park”, for instance shows that, while people in the Victorian era might have been overly-dressed, they certainly were not without their fair share of amusement. In the bottom, right hand corner of the painting, a gentleman can be seen rowing a lady (perhaps his wife) and a young girl (perhaps his…

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Victorian Poetry

Victorian poetry is often characterized as one being a hybrid of the classical literature and the medieval literature of England. It was supposed to bridge the Romantic and Modernist eras of poetry (Bristow, 2000). Some poems often talk about the chivalry of the knights, as if they wanted the knight to regain the people of England’s high regard for them, but most of the works focus on more serious issues like prostitution, child labour and other social injustices. Thomas Hardy…

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