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    Feminism during the Victorian Era was something many poets had begun to write about. In several poems during this time, this idea of feminism was greatly expressed. Essentially, “Aurora Leigh” written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning tell us a young lady’s feelings on the idea of love and how art accommodates the idea as she tries to understand her own circumstances. In regards to love and art, she feels that the two is strongly connected. It was understood that the Aurora felt that women posses a certain role when it comes to love and art. The author questions the role of a woman artist because there are preconceived roles women are born into and become content with how things are. For example, Consequently, Barrett Browning views women as being…

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    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and Frankenstein by Mary Shelley are two novels in which the themes of equality and inequality are explored extensively. The texts are both written by women in 1847 and 1818 respectively and both deal with gender inequality. Jane Eyre is also a social commentary on the injustices and inequalities of the classist Victorian hierarchy whereas Shelley’s novel focuses on the human rejection of unconventionality and the inequalities faced by societies ‘outcasts. The…

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    Aurora was taught by her aunt all the common female skills as she grew up, but she was also educated in real subjects too. “I learnt a little algebra, a little / Of the mathematics,–brushed with extreme flounce / The circle of the sciences, because / She misliked women who are frivolous” (403-406). Aurora’s aunt gives her the chance to truly become educated, by allowing her to learn math and science as a child. The traditionally male subjects allowed aurora to be more independent and well…

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    figure Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Aurora Leigh is the female version of William Wordsworth’s The Prelude. After all, Browning and Wordsworth were close companions. Similar to The Prelude, Aurora Leigh is essentially about a woman’s journey in finding her inner poetic self. Browning and Wordsworth’s thematic sense with one’s self image is different in that Aurora Leigh claims more importance of a woman poet’s inner and artistic growth as well as economic independence, whereas The Prelude…

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    Over time, it has been evident that Disney has promoted a different message within their princess movies, which is a shift in rhetoric. At first, the princess movies displayed unrealistic goals for young girls and now, there is a paradigm of different princesses that set an example for those who have goals and wish to achieve them. From a classical princess such as Aurora to a modern one such as Elsa, the messages are displayed in the princesses goals and obstacles. Prior to Frozen and other…

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    Sleeping Beauty is an old tale of good and evil in which an evil, ugly witch called Maleficent curses a beautiful princess into a deep sleep and she can only be awoken by true love’s kiss. This story is from Maleficent’s perspective and challenges the idea that everything is “black and white” (good and evil). It shows that individuals make mistakes and perspective plays a large part on interpretation. The film also challenges what true love is when Aurora wakes from Maleficent’s kiss and not…

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    Aurora’s coronation has begun, and Knotgrass, Flittle, and Thistlewit proceed to bestow magical gifts on the newly crowned princess Aurora. Suddenly, a dark green, enchanted mist appears sweeping and devouring any civilian in its path. Striking out the green shadow, maleficent makes a grand entrance, and advances to give Aurora a magical gift as well. As Maleficent begins reciting her spell, she glances over at King Stephan with disgust and hatred. This provokes Maleficent to take away…

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    being sold I came to the conclusion that the performance of The Sleeping Beauty was huge. Therefore, I expected the performance to be enthusiastic, entertaining and worth-watching. Sleeping Beauty is about a Princess named Aurora. During Princess Aurora’s christening, she is cursed by an evil fairy named Carabosse. The day of Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she pricked her finger with a corsage that was given to her by Carabosse. For the next 100 years, Aurora and her kingdom would fall…

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    When the northern lights come out, it sometimes appears as if the sky is on fire. There is an eerie connection between the Sun and our planet’s atmosphere that can sometimes cause the sky to unexpectedly glow with shades of red, yellow, purple and green; an atmospheric phenomenon called the northern lights or Aurora Borealis. The Sun is constantly spraying the solar system with millions of tons of charged particles each minute. The stream of charged particles from the Sun, or solar wind,…

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    An aurora is an electromagnetic phenomenon, which results in a luminous colour display seen in the night sky. These light shows can be viewed in winter months of the polar regions of the northern hemisphere, referred to as Photographer: Larry Gerbrandt aurora borealis, as well as the southern hemisphere, referred to as aurora australis (46 Lerner and Lerner). They appear many different shapes, such as patches of light, rays, arcs, or streamers across the sky. Most commonly, they take the form of…

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