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    Victorian Women and Women in Society Today Today, women are stereotyped everyday all over the world as being the weaker or less significant gender. In addition to the stereotypes, society sees women as fragile, powerless, or insubstantial. Unfortunately, among media or simply walking around in society we overhear statements such as “well you are JUST a girl” or “you need to hurry up and find a good husband to take care of you” because women cannot care for themselves. However, in the Victorian Era, women faced parallel situations, but the gender role was beginning to shift. Feminism began at the end of the Victorian Era, shining a light on sexism. However, during this time art is as an obstacle in the movement of sexism. Authors such as Alfred Tennyson see the advantage of women being equivalent to men. Christina Rossetti also takes a stand on empowering women by allowing them to show their strengths while they unite. In “The Woman’s Cause is Man’s” by Alfred Tennyson states that “within her--let her make herself her own (Tennyson)” meaning that women should be their own individual and care for…

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    The Victorian Era was a period during the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901), where England had an outreach across the world through the use of colonialization and their development of science and technology. Darwin’s evolutionary theory of humans coming from ancestors of apes caused huge uproar, which got people thinking about god and religion. Also, due to the new found industrial revolution causing a rapid growth of factories, mills, industries and the ever growing middle class caused people…

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    Lewis Carroll expressed his opinion on many subjects in his novel. A common area he had frequently liked to touch on and poke fun of was Victorian Society. During this time it was expected for young women to be very knowledgeable in arts in literature. People were viewed differently depending on their social class. In general, the more money someone had, the more power they had possessed as well. While everyone during this time was trying to conform and be seen as proper and sophisticated,…

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    The Impact of History on Victorian Literature Victorian England was a battleground of opposing ideas. Grenades of revolution were being dropped on hierarchy. As the fence separating farmers from aristocrats was being torn down, lovers were already tying their knots between the links. The shackles placed upon women, limiting their reach to the world, were being removed by individually earned wages. However, many errors in society still existed. Those who had battled against the antediluvian…

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    However it is only the illusion of Tess’ chastity that Angel falls in love with. He even goes as far as calling her ‘Artemis’ and ‘Demeter’. With one of the goddesses being the protector of virgins, it is clear that one of the main reasons Angel cherishes Tess so dearly, is because of this seeming virginity. He idealizes Tess to state of being a innocent, divine being; when in reality, by Victorian standards she is a fallen woman. Because of this it could be perceived that it is in fact her lack…

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    With the power that Gemma has, she had to understand the right and wrong of it. She had to make the right decisions or face the consequences that no one imagine. Gemma has to control from having her visions and the power from the realms. “There are no safe choices. Only other choices.” (Bray 267). During the Victorian society, women were not meant to have too many choices, because it overwhelms them and every choice has consequences. Although the setting is Victoria England, but Bray make the…

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    Although her origin is unknown, as she is adopted, that does not mean that his origin is necessarily black. Nevertheless, people judged her without doubting or questioning her husband. Here, we see how society tended most of the time to judge women. But, it is until the ending of the story when it is revealed that the carrier of the black gen is his husband, and not her. Therefore, she has been wrongly judged by society, and she was not even given the benefit of the…

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    Long since the first civilizations formed in this world, the power of progression has been changing the humanity. The revolution of technology, change of society structure, lots of progress has been made, and with the progress we have been through ups and downs in the history, and thanks to that we gets to live in a considerable “better life” compare to few centuries ago. However, the progress we have made are not always beneficial. Obsessed about making progress, humanity may just end up making…

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    of social classes, two distinct tiers of society come into play: the higher society and the lower class. Though most fall under the latter, many go to great lengths to achieve a lifestyle of glamour and prosperity, lengths that can lead to losing one’s entire identity. This easily recognizable line between lifestyles appears in both Thomas Hardy’s poem, “The Ruined Maid,” and Karen Russell’s story, “St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves.” In Hardy’s poem, a “country girl” runs into ‘Melia,…

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    Society and technology’s relationship is a very complex one, it can be noted to be shaped by social spheres and other cultural influences. It can also be one that is very deterministic; we live our life because of technological advances and the development of technologies. The interconnectedness of society has allowed for many technological advances to bloom, but it also is responsible for the rise of other detrimental parts of society. The sociability of technology and it’s relationship to the…

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