The Victorian Er The Victorian Period And Romanticism

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Victorian Era 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 other modern movements took form. In fact, this age of Darwin, Marx, and Freud appears to be not only the first that experienced modern problems but also the first that attempted modern solutions. Victorian, in other words, can be taken to mean parent of the modern. In the Victorian era poets are inspired to debate among each other in the heat of enlightenment. 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
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