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    Intro In the mid 1600s to early 1800s, the Rococo fashion was very popular(think Marie Antoinette). It, of course, like many other fashion trends, faded away. Then, in the mid 1800s to early 1900s, the Victorian fashion style was big(think the movie Belle). These two styles are very similar, given that the Victorian style is styled after the Rococo fashion, just less ribbons and frills. Of course, all good things must come to an end. Well, usually. The next 80 years or so would bring about many fashion styles. One of these styles would be the early lolita fashion. Before we dive into the history of one of the most complicated and strict Japanese street fashions, we must first learn the history, definition and origin of the word “lolita”…

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    In Wilde’s the male speaker walks away with no mentioned reminders of his lover or the harlots, where as this speaker does have a memento. This poem is also influenced by Victorian morality. In one stanza Symons writes, “the mirror that has sucked your face / […] / and there mysteriously keeps / forgotten memories of grace” (lines 5-8). Here the lover is no longer a pure, perfect figure. She was one graceful and perfect and now she is only an empty mirror image of herself, she has none of the…

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    In the 19th century literature, the governess was mostly silenced, being a simple female character. On the contrary, in Neo-victorian literature, she was given voice and was no longer only a character in the background. Having a poor social condition, the governesses in the Victorian age were known to have been exemplary women: modest, diligent, with good reputation. In the house where they worked, they would have a place somewhere between a member of the family and a servant.…

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    resonated many common beliefs of his era. Not only that, but he had a way to express his own beliefs. In terms of his famous work of science fiction “The Time Machine,” he presented many of the well known beliefs of his time such as a sense of imperialism and other Victorian values. With all of these elements of the Victorian Era there is a debate on whether racism was a theme in “The Time Machine.” This was perhaps one of the least obvious…

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    My Wonderful Education in Skitzland “The Fairy tale teaches the spiritual essentials, which facts alone cannot communicate.” (Ostry) Is “My wonderful Adventure in Skitzland” simply a fairy tale or a lesson on social reform filled to the brim with satire? Henry Morley wrote the story to be published in Household Words on January 6, 1850 not only for the fanciful enjoyment of the reader but also for the education of the middle classes. Henry Morley not only was a lecturer, writer and a…

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    Individuality in The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest takes place in the Victorian Era in Europe, showcasing the strict societal rules and the pressure they cause to attempt to remove individuality from the society by having characters follow the proper upper class stereotypes (being rude to lower class, choosing marriages for money, etc.) By showing the upper class standards and stereotypical snobby behavior through multiple characters, Wilde highlights…

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    Your parents might complain about their extensive work hours as well as how they are repetitively being undermined by their boss and their coworkers. Little did they know that in the Victorian Era both adults and children had it far worse than your parents could imagine. Textile factories were bad for English workers because they were dangerous and the workers were abused. Factories in the Victorian Era were unsanitary and held highly dangerous machinery that workers were subjected to use on…

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    The Victorian Era is understood to have existed during the rule of Queen Victoria during 1837 to 1901 and it was realized to be an exciting period that saw various literary schools, artistic styles, along with, social and political movements. Notably, the period was described to have led to swift developments and changes from observed advances in scientific, technological, and medical knowledge to changes in population growth. It was reckoned as an era of prosperity, great political reforms, and…

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    The Victorian Era was the duration of Queen Victoria’s reign which spanned from 1837 till 1901. The Victorian Era not only had a big impact on England but the entire world. It held beliefs that placed large emphasis on rigid aristocratic systems and proper behavior. The Fall of the House of Usher points out the flaws in these beliefs and uses the supernatural to represent themes such as aristocratic decay and madness. As the short story begins, and the narrator is approaching the House of Usher,…

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    Victorian Satire in Oscar Wilde’s ”The Importance of Being Earnest.” Victorian era ideals are littered throughout Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Whether it be the act of bunburying, the prominence behind one’s name, or the suitability of someone in another’s hand in marriage, all are visited in this play in some form or another. Points of importance to Victorian culture are found quite trivial within the lines of this work published near the end of the same era, especially…

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