Tag Archive: Victorian

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

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

Dramatic Monologue: A look into characterization in Porphyria’s Lover

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Porphyria and her lover Robert Browning most well-known style is the dramatic monologue. So well-known that he has been called the father of the dramatic monologue. According to Philip Hobshaum of the Hudson… Continue reading

Jekyll in the Flesh: The Dual Mind in Victorian Englad

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Following the 1886 publication of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, author Robert Louis Stevenson maintained that the inspiration for what is now his most famous story was self-generated; the product of… Continue reading

Victorian Ideals in The Lady of Shalott (EC)

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Throughout the Lady of Shalott, Tennyson reappropriates medieval history for Victorian audiences by bringing forth the duality of experience vs. innocence and a theme of the repercussions of sexual desire. In this poem,… Continue reading

Imperialist Adventure

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She is an amazing piece of adventure literature with a dark side to it. The darkness comes not from the mysterious land through which the adventurers travel, nor from the calamity of natural… Continue reading

The Strangely Immortal Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, written by the illustrious Robert Louis Stevenson, has had some of the greatest lasting power of any story. The first time I encountered the original… Continue reading

Christina Rossetti and the Church Penitentiary Movement

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Following the extreme rise in prostitution during the Victorian period many rehabilitation groups appeared to provide a safe place for “fallen women.” These organizations relied on the voluntary assistance of English citizens to… Continue reading

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