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Literary Characteristics of the Victorian Period Cori Shirk and Cat Whelan
Themes <ul><li>Social unrest </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Sublimity </li></ul><ul><li>Social status </li></ul>
Social Unrest <ul><li>Corruption in government </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Significant changes in society ...
Realism <ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Average person </li></ul>
Sublimity <ul><li>“ Perfection” </li></ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul>
Social Status <ul><li>Overall importance  </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
Additional Themes <ul><li>Pathetic Fallacy </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul>
Pathetic fallacy <ul><li>Often related to personification </li></ul><ul><li>Artistically suggests emotion </li></ul>
Judgment   <ul><li>Judgment by Others </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Judgment </li></ul>
Application to  A Doll’s House <ul><li>Social Unrest </li></ul><ul><li>“ You have never loved me. You have only thought it...
Application to  A Doll’s House <ul><li>Social Status </li></ul><ul><li>“ From this moment happiness is not the question; a...
Sources <ul><li>www.victorianweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.waycross.edu/faculty/selby/2120/viclit.html   </li></ul>...
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Literary Characteristics of the Victorian Period

  1. 1. Literary Characteristics of the Victorian Period Cori Shirk and Cat Whelan
  2. 2. Themes <ul><li>Social unrest </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>Sublimity </li></ul><ul><li>Social status </li></ul>
  3. 3. Social Unrest <ul><li>Corruption in government </li></ul><ul><li>Economy </li></ul><ul><li>Significant changes in society </li></ul>
  4. 4. Realism <ul><li>Details </li></ul><ul><li>Average person </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sublimity <ul><li>“ Perfection” </li></ul><ul><li>Admiration </li></ul><ul><li>Gender </li></ul>
  6. 6. Social Status <ul><li>Overall importance </li></ul><ul><li>Appearance </li></ul>
  7. 7. Additional Themes <ul><li>Pathetic Fallacy </li></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Pathetic fallacy <ul><li>Often related to personification </li></ul><ul><li>Artistically suggests emotion </li></ul>
  9. 9. Judgment <ul><li>Judgment by Others </li></ul><ul><li>Narrator’s Judgment </li></ul><ul><li>Author’s Judgment </li></ul>
  10. 10. Application to A Doll’s House <ul><li>Social Unrest </li></ul><ul><li>“ You have never loved me. You have only thought it pleasant to be in love with me.”—Nora, Act III, p. 63 </li></ul><ul><li>Sublimity </li></ul><ul><li>“ Have you forgotten that it is I who have the keeping of your reputation?”—Krogstad, Act II, p. 44 </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul><ul><li>“ Listen to me, Nora. You are still very like a child in many things, and I am older than you in many ways and have a little more experience…”—Christine, Act II, p. 32 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Application to A Doll’s House <ul><li>Social Status </li></ul><ul><li>“ From this moment happiness is not the question; all that concerns us is to save the remains, the fragments, the appearance.”—Helmer, Act III, p. 60 </li></ul><ul><li>Pathetic Fallacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Do you know, you ought to embroider…it’s far more becoming… But in the case of knitting—that can never be anything but ungraceful.”—Helmer, Act III, p.54 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Judgment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ How kind you are, Nora, to be so anxious to help me! It is doubly kind of you, for you know so little of the burdens and troubles of life.”—Christine, Act I, p. 11 </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Sources <ul><li>www.victorianweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.waycross.edu/faculty/selby/2120/viclit.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://kirjasto.sci.fi/ibsen.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ajdrake.com/e212_fall_04/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2751 </li></ul><ul><li>http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Lit/victoria.html </li></ul>

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