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The Victorian Male Mystique: An Examination of Masculinity in H. Rider Haggard’s She


The Victorian Era was a time of rapid change in England.  Industrialization rapidly changed the landscape of England and the middle class.  And while women had to struggle with having to perform roles… Continue reading

Fast Changing Society, Slow Changing Law: A Look at Victorian Work Legislation in the Time of A Christmas Carol


In “A Christmas Carol,” Charles Dickens presents some insights into the life of the Victorian work force in the 1800’s through two characters:  Ebenezer Scrooge and Bob Cratchit.  In “A Christmas Carol,” readers… Continue reading

She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Sister


The Tree of Knowledge has been the subject of several poems and stories for many years.  As an examination of the failings of human nature, many have felt compelled to examine “what causes… Continue reading

Mad, Bad, Dangerous and Byronic


Upon meeting George Gordon Byron, Lady Caroline Lamb famously called him “mad, bad, and dangerous to know.”  And even though the end of their affair drove her to madness and obsession, Lady Lamb… Continue reading

Rime and Silence: An Examination of Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Silent Hill, and the Gothic


Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s influence on modern media can be traced by examining the gothic elements available in the poem and in the video game “Silent Hill.” Coleridge’s “Rime” has several decidedly gothic elements… Continue reading

The Chimney Sweep and Nature’s Children


In examining Wordsworth’s Ode on Intimations of Immortality from Early Childhood, there are some similar themes and elements that can also be found in Blake’s collection – specifically when looking at the Chimney… Continue reading

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