The Meme Market

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This meme was created from Goblin Market, a story where a group of goblins offer a girl delicious fruits for a lock of her hair and one of her tears. After some time… Continue reading

Arthur Young on the French Revolution

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Arthur Young was originally a supporter of the French Revolution and advocated for similar changes in England. After he saw the horrific violence caused by the revolution he publicly changed his opinion on… Continue reading

Fantomina, the Master of Disguise

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This meme is based on Fantomina; or, Love in a Maze. A novella of a high-born woman, who conducts a social experiment on how a man interacts with different women. Fantomina creates four different… Continue reading

The Lady’s Dressing Room Meme

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This meme shows the drastic change in how Strephon feels about Celia after looking at everything in her dressing room. Before he saw what was in her dressing room, he loved and cared… Continue reading

Porphyria’s Lover Meme

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  This meme is based on Robert Browning’s “Porphyria’s Lover.” In the poem, Porphyria returns home during a storm and cozies up the house. She pulls her unnamed lover close and lies his head… Continue reading

Goblin Market Meme

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I created this meme because one of the main themes throughout Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti was dissatisfaction. Once a girl has tasted the fruit offered by the Goblins, they can no longer hear… Continue reading

Textual Analysis of Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market”

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Christina Rossetti’s Victorian-era poem, “Goblin Market”, is mired in allegorical representations of biblical proportions. Specifically, allusions to Eve’s temptation in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis as well as Christ’s… Continue reading

Exhibitions of Power in ‘My Last Duchess’

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“That’s my last duchess painted on the wall, Looking as if she were alive” (Browning 1-2) The Duke of Ferrara is the singularly compelling character in Robert Browning’s “My Last Duchess,” not only… Continue reading

It’s Not You, It’s God: Christina Rossetti’s Relationship with Religion and Its Subsequent Role in her Poetry

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I. INTRODUCTION Setting: 20th century Mont-Blanc retreat. Four reincarnated Romantic and Victorian poets are climbing the summit of the mountain, talking amongst themselves. Elizabeth Barrett (Not-Yet) Browning: So, like, this guy keeps sending… Continue reading

The Beauty and The Psychopath

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 Robert Browning, recognized for his dramatic monologues poems. Porphyria’s Lover is one of his well-known poems of this style. It is a dark monologue of an unknown speaker who murder’s his lover so… Continue reading

“Eat me, drink me, love me”: An Analysis of Masculinity, Spirituality, and Sexuality in “The Goblin Market”

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The popular image of forbidden fruit, stemming from the story of Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis, has become salient in numerous forms of media. Some of the most well-known renditions… Continue reading

STEVENSON SAYS ‘TAKE OFF THE MASKS’

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Could our fast-paced, approval-seeking generation use some advice from Robert Louis Stevenson about authenticity? In an age bent towards social perfection and fueled by the sounds of applause, we are quick to highlight… Continue reading

Duality and Denying Our Primal Nature in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is one of the the Victorian period’s most prominent novellas, notable for it’s early interest in the duality of human nature, a… Continue reading

Artists’ Depictions of the Many Faces of Mr. Hyde

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde creates a literary space, where puzzled readers take on the challenge of assigning signifiers to the mysterious nature of Hyde and interpreting the distinctive rhetorical sublime… Continue reading

Christina Rossetti, “Goblin Market” & The Limits We Are Willing To Go.

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Goblin Market is a narrative poem, penned by Christina Rossetti in 1862 (Damrosch & Dettmar, pg. 1643). This particular piece is considered to be her greatest work by many, and it has best… Continue reading

Rime of the Ancient Mariner Meme

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This meme is based on “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. I was inspired by the mariner’s encounter with the random wedding guest that he bombarded with his tale of… Continue reading

The Strange Case of the Id, the Ego, and the Superego: Jekyll and Hyde as the Unconscious Mind

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While R. L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was published a few years prior to Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic theory, it bears a strong resemblance to his explanation of… Continue reading

The Lady’s Dressing Room MEME

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This meme represents Strephon’s lack of knowledge toward women. In Jonathon Swift’s “The Lady’s Dressing Room”, Strephon goes into Celia’s dressing room and finds out how filthy and stinky her chamber is. He… Continue reading

Meme: Grumpy Cat Really Gets the Grumpy Monk

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Playing off of “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister,” this grumpy cat meme does its best to channel the hateful spirit of the narrating monk. This particular meme was inspired by the first stanza,… Continue reading

Tag Yourself Meme: Victorian and Romantic Writer Edition

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Explanation: this meme was inspired by this one from tumblr, but I’m of the humble opinion that this one is far superior because it has more authors, more time periods, and has female… Continue reading

Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister Meme

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This meme is for the poem “Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister” by Robert Browning. This screen-cap was originally taken from the episode, “Chocolate with Nuts,” from Spongebob Squarepants. In the episode, Spongebob and Patrick are… Continue reading

SCROOGE MEME

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I imagine the expressions of Fred’s party guests to look something like this at seeing Scrooge at the Christmas gathering; and not only that, the once embittered old man looks happy to be… Continue reading

Jekyll and Hyde “Split” meme

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This meme comes from the movie Split, in which the main character Kevin is affected with Dissociative Identity Disorder, possessing multiple personalities. Typically, this meme shows Kevin’s reaction to something negative he did with… Continue reading

Fantomina Meme

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This meme is for the story “Fantomina” by Eliza Haywood. This meme, named “Hurt Bae,” was originally taken from a viral video that revolved around a couple discussing the downfall of their relationship,… Continue reading

The Lady’s Dressing Room Meme

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Jonathan Swift’s “A Lady’s Dressing Room” is a satirical poem about the representation versus actuality of females in 18th century Britain. This meme explains Strephon’s confusion with the discovery of female bodily functions… Continue reading

Manfred’s Meme

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This picture illustrates a moment from Act 1 Scene 2 of Manfred.  It depicts him standing on the Jungfrau, a mountain in the alps near Manfred’s castle.  In this scene, Manfred is debating suicide.… Continue reading

Oops!.. Hyde Did It Again Meme

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         For this meme, I incorporated Justin Rodrigues’ artwork of the transformation of Dr. Jekyll to Mr. Hyde in correlation with the reference to Britney Spears’ 90’s hit song. The… Continue reading

Fantomina

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This meme is for the story of “Fantomina”. Beauplaisir is perplexed when Fantomina first says the baby is his. He has slept with “many women” recently, but they are all actually Fantomina in… Continue reading

The Rossetti’s Forbidden Desires

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  Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” exposes the ideas and looks placed on women while also combining shocking concepts for that time.  Within the poem the reader will clearly see the sexual tones being used… Continue reading

Jekyll and Hyde Meme

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This meme is about Jekyll and Hyde. I used the “inner Kermit” meme to represent the duality in Jekyll’s personality and how Hyde is more an inner self than a completely different person.… Continue reading