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    Dante Rossetti’s, Jenny: A Cautionary Tale of Sexual Knowledge and its Destruction of Women “The whole education of women ought to be relative to men. To please them, to be useful to them, to make themselves loved and honored by them” - John-Jacques Rousseau England in the 19th century was wrought with the battle for women’s rights, specifically the education of women. In his poem, Jenny, Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s narrator makes various references to books – those on his shelf, and how pressing a flower into a book can “crush the flower within the soul” (256). He appears to make a social commentary within his poem about the unknown thoughts of a common whore about the debate on women’s education. Rossetti uses the books to symbolize the idea that too much knowledge, in Jenny’s case carnal, can in fact restrict a woman from her true potential. He also alludes to other texts and examples of female purity and what is expected of a woman throughout the poem. In this paper, I will argue that Rossetti is cautioning women from pursuing a life of sexual and/or physical gratification. To provide some context, Rossetti himself was born in 1828 to parents who encouraged their four children to study and become learned human beings. His sister, Christina, was also a renowned poet and just as scholarly as he. Christina found some modicum of success as an illustrator, but as a woman, most of her artwork, according to Lorraine Kooistra, was “for private pleasure rather than public…

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    By nature, every single person ever created was born with different views and ideas. There may be groups of people that agree on certain subjects and ideas, but not everyone is the same. From what someone automatically thinks of when they see a painting to how they interpret a work of poetry. The words, thoughts, and images that come to one's mind differ from the many other people in the world. ☆In the painting, Circe Pouring Poison Into a Vase and Awaiting the Arrival of Ulysses, Sir Edward…

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    and economic conditions as well as highlighting the similarities and differences between the arts of each country in terms of their national context. The nineteenth century was a time marked by the collapse of old world empires and the coming of the age of revolutions, reforms and change. The change was not restricted to just the political and economic landscapes of that time, these changes were depicted within the visual arts as a large cultural response to the revolutionary ideas of the…

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    The True Power Of Women In Mrs. Warren’s Profession by George Bernard Shaw, the characters presented in the play each depict a Victorian stereotype relative to their gender role during this time period. During the Victorian era, males were privileged and could do whatever they pleased in order to live the life they dreamed of. “The man’s power is active, progressive, and defensive. He is eminently the doer, the creator, the discoverer, the defender. His intellect if for speculation and…

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    “Win the Fiery Antidote”: a Feminist Approach to Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market In a time when women did not have major roles in literature or their daily lives, Christina Rossetti’s powerful poem Goblin Market is published to empower women of the Victorian Era. This poem is about two sisters, Lizzie and Laura, who live alone in the middle of the woods. They go into the woods every day to get water from the river, where they encounter goblin men selling fruits. After Laura tries…

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    Poetry has typically defied the confines of the period it was written in and ushers in a new era in terms of ideas, politics, art, music, and everyday life. In the Victorian Period, many poets would write about ideas, the current attitudes toward women, and the resisting temptation, from a new viewpoint, which lead to changing thoughts and morals among the masses (Khanna and Landow). Although the word ‘Victorian’ brings to mind conformity, the Victorian Era of poetry is anything but typical…

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    In Shinny Game That Melted the Ice the puck represents the development of the brotherhood and journey to belonging. It says “the puck a forgotten thing tucked away in the corner of the net.” (Wagamese 82), this represents that they have officially achieved the relationship they were looking for and he has found the belonging that he has desired for a long time. Because of the series of events that led to this moment, they were able to reconnect through a mutual love of hockey. The main component…

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    It was home. I didn’t join Alpha Kappa Psi for the only reason to help build myself professionally, but it was because I wanted to help it grow. It was a place in which I wanted to nurture not only myself, but the organization itself. That’s why I’m so willing to dedicate so much of my time to the brotherhood as I don’t just simply believe in the brand of Alpha Kappa Psi, but the brand of the Alpha Omicron Chapter. But passion alone doesn’t necessitate the responsibilities to take up the…

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    Black Guerilla Family was founded in the San Quentin State Prison, in California in 1966, by a former Black Panther member George L. Jackson. Black Guerilla Family is known as the most politically oriented of the major prison gangs (Gangs). Black Guerilla Family’s goals are to eliminate racism, maintain dignity in prison, and to overthrow the Unites States Government (Gang). In August of 1970, a large group of BGF members tried to free their founder from a courthouse when a gun fight broke out…

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    X-Men Belonging Analysis

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    Throughout both the novel ‘The Chrysalids’, and the film ‘X-Men’ from 200, the idea of the importance of belonging is presented. In both texts, there is a concept that is if somebody belongs, they are safe. Belonging in society is of great significance, and those who do not belong have the mindset that if they control their society, they will finally be part of a group. Also, working in a group rather than alone causes a higher possibility of survival from enemies. Overall, both texts depict the…

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