Romanticism In The Victorian Era

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There are many different interesting things that people can learn about the victorian era. In the United KIngdom, the victorian era was a time of dramatic change that brought England to its highest point of development as a world power. The Victorian Era was also a time of prosperity, optimism, and stability. In science and technology, the Victorians invented the modern idea of invention. In religion, the Victorians experienced a great age of doubt, the first that called into question institutional Christianity on such a large scale. In literature and the other arts, the Victorians attempted to combine Romantic emphases upon self, emotion, and imagination with Neoclassical ones upon the public role of art and a corollary responsibility of the artist (Landow). In ideology, politics, and society, the Victorians created great change: democracy, feminism, unionization of workers, socialism, Marxism, and…show more content…
The literature of Romanticism versus the Victorian era initially becomes a problematic subject to accept. As a Victorian poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins attacks the conception of religion by questioning the existence of God. Hopkins’ sonnets reflect this issue of an oppress religion and educates people towards the conspiracy of a change era through his magnificent poems. Hopkins stands true to the new and improve era of Victorian by conciliating the absences of divinity. Although others may have disagree that G.M. Hopkins is not directly promoting a riot against religion but rather inspiring the hopeful experience in the rejuvenation of faith, Hopkins does circulate his ideas among the struggle, suffering, and agony of religion depicted in his “terrible sonnets”. Hopkins is the new omen to the age of reasoning of faith, science, skepticism, and love; he stresses the degree of faith and illustrates the truth of reality about religion, projecting his principle of
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