How would it feel to forego all sense of conformity within a society to have relationship with a loved one? Has it ever come to mind that one could project their feelings towards another as disgust, only later to reveal them as love? In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, she portrays Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy to experience this exact struggle; Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy both find a way to challenge specific reputations they are expected to uphold among their social classes, so they can ultimately be with each other. Throughout the novel Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen draws a connection among the frequent aspects of prejudice, social order, and reputation to enhance the progressive love between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. Due to both Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy’s prejudicial personalities, the two are eventually able to notice the intense love they had for each other.
When it comes to symbolism in literature，it usually refers to a European literary and artistic movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries , which chiefly originated in France , Russia, and Belgium, and was deeply influenced by the great works of Edgar Allen Poe. As in most literary rebellions, the new literature rose out of a desire to renovate the literary theories of a previous age. Symbolism as a new and extraordinary literary writing tactic came naturally into the world of literature, since this literary and artistic movement grew out of the general crisis in bourgeois humanitarian culture. Not like the realist principles of the artistic image in the works of the Parnassians and naturalists in the novels of the latter half of the
During the nineteenth century, the authors of the time exposed major flaws of their society. Moreover, this made a huge impact on the English life and their beliefs. Furthermore, this period was known as the Victorian Era; its name came from the royal mother of England, Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria’s reign began in 1837 and ended in 1901. In addition, preceding this period was the Romantic Movement, which makes it hard for people to know when it is that the Victorian era starts and where the Romantic Movement ends, this is due to how much they had in common.
In the early-to-mid 1700s, literature revolved upon concepts that were “driven by ideas, events, and reason”(“Enlightenment and Romanticism: a Comparison”). This period of Enlightenment, also known as the Age of Enlightenment, was stimulated by social events that required reform and restructure. This was propelled by theoretical stimulation and philosophical ideology, expanding the boundaries of what was concrete into those ideas that seemed preposterous to achieve or even imagine. Romanticism can be seen as a refurbishment of the Enlightenment era. In essence, this time saw a radical change of which motivation arose from “character, emotions, and passion”(“ Enlightenment and Romanticism: a Comparison”), leading into an unsophisticated, almost “primal” manner of writing.
Around the 19th century this was a period of time which basically the start of the modern civilization occurred. This period of advancement came with a lot of issues with the civilization that has not yet matured to understand modern thoughts such as anti-racism and civil right and this will be discussed. The emergence of racialized thinking during the enlightenment era, the racialized thinking practice in nineteenth century European and US colonies, as well as the rise of racial and biological nationalism in early twentieth century Europe will be discussed. The era of the enlightenment introduced numerous new concepts and more modernized thought to society. However despite this there would always be ways in which people would be able to take advantage of these thoughts and flip them over to be thoughts that take halt society and slow the progressive era.
The Age of Pope and Swift that followed can be seen as marking a shift in the literary culture from the court to the coffee house, as these important social centers began to become central meeting places for politicians and writers. Many of the great writers of this era were directly engaged with politics, and satire became one of the central features of the age. It was also the age that gave rise to some of the most important journalistic literature in English history, most notably Addison and Steele’s Spectator, which helped to establish a certain moral pose as well as restrained style as the model for the century that would follow. These authors were now writing for a broader audience, in part because patronage from the court and the aristocracy began to disappear and writers increasingly depended on publishers and the marketplace for their livelihood. With the middle of the century, many of these changes led to new and varied literary forms, in particular forms such as the novel that focused more
Although Jane Austen’s novel, “Mansfield Park” reflects capitalist, patriarchal family and social structures of the Elizabethan Era in which she wrote, with the father as the authority of the home and women with no right to possession of property, Austen has through the use of this novel, posed a challenge to these common practices. The domination of women was already ingrain in a world that was male conquered, ever since the beginning of time, even before capitalism, which features class division among its people. In a patriarchal society men are seen as the dominant fixture over women in all aspects of social life. Jane Austen “Mansfield Park” was written in a period historians term as “Regency England” (1811-20). The family and social structure during this period was highly patriarchal.
Wilde finds that the people were funny during Victorian Society. He thinks that the people were rigid and stubborn. Lady Bracknell was the one being strict, and she seems funny. “I would strongly advise you, Mr. Worthing, to try and acquire some relations as soon as possible, and to make a definite effort to produce at any rate one parent, of either sex, before the season is quite over.” (Wilde, gutenberg.org). Lady Bracknell is still really stubborn about the marriage of her daughter.
Furthermore, as time progressed, they saw a change in the ways in which they were perceived and treated with the numerous innovations and reforms of the time. Throughout the history of mankind, public attitudes towards people with various disabilities dictated their role in society and their lifestyle. During the Victorian Era, contradictory mindsets were prevalent and tended to be withheld until drastic events occur to promote vicissitude. However, to facilitate a deeper understanding of this situation, it is important to recognize those of the times preceding it. One exceptional example is the Greek city-state Sparta around the year 800 BC.
Weldon reinforces the practical value governing marriages in Austen’s context in the quote “women lived well by their husbands favour”, expressed through a condescending tone. This creates emphasis on the large dependency women held to their male counterparts, further highlighting the difficulty women faced within their marriages. However, in delving into the notion of marriage in ‘Letters to Alice’, an apparent progression in changing perspectives and ideals is exhibited, when Weldon comments “I took the broad and