Symbolism In The Lady Of Shalott

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The Poet is Lord Alfred Tennyson lived from 1809 to 1892. He was an artist active in the Victorian Era. Compared to other writers during Victorian Times, Tennyson was a really famous and well-known poet, both to the people at the time and to readers of the modern world. “He was said to be as equally famous as Queen Victoria, a reputation that no other poet writing in English could compare to” . As an “official poetic spokesman for the reign of Victoria” , he felt the need to notify and to discuss a quick industrializing and mercantile-like world with which he felt disconnected and out casted. He contemplated how to contribute to society and used his devotion to the beauty of nature to create works of great influence that contrasted with the industrialization of the time owing to its focus on the natural world. This ballad is concerned with issues of women 's sexuality and their place in the Victorian world. Sources showed that The Lady of Shalott centers on the temptation of sexuality and the female’s innocence in death. Researchers discuss a feminist viewpoint and suggest that the Lady of Shalott’s escape from her tower is an act of disobedience, a symbol that women at that time have no power and are not allowed to be out of the buildings and if they do so, they are condemned and looked down upon. Symbolism is something that represents something else. An object or action in a literary work that means more than itself, that stands for something beyond itself. They can have
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