Victorian Literature

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A big part of the Victorian Period revolves around literature and literacy. In fact, once literacy was completely established, a part of the male population learned how to read and write, to some level. One of the most known pieces of literature was the periodicals. These were publications such as magazines, scholarly journals or newspapers, would be publish at different intervals. On the other hand, literature has a connection between authors from the romantic period to the different writing of the 20Th century. In addition, communities of readers would enjoy reading their favorite novels to their loved ones. These Victorian novels were written, for the readers, to grasp a sense of reality. Following this, readers expected that the literature…show more content…
To begin with, most of the females in the novel are seen as women of good manners, restraint, and purity. Simultaneously, they showed loyalty towards a person and believed in their right and wrong behavior. However, there was an exception with the character Marian Halcome which was seen as a rebellious woman categorized as a fallen woman. As for the males, they were seen as tender, patient, and disciplined, also known as gentlemen. In the novel, Sir Percival Glyde was seen as a gentleman but under the mask he was putting he surely was not a gentleman. Moreover, Anne Catherick had a peculiar behavior; she obtained her behavior by her past incidents and being put in the asylum for too long. Sir Percival placed her in the asylum because he thought she possessed a secret. Significantly, men from the Victorian Period would also do this to women; they would categorize women for how they acted. Making women seem, somewhat,…show more content…
In both his novels, Collins writes a suspenseful atmosphere. As an example, in both the novels the reader can expect a sense of fascination. Moreover, what make his novels so popular or intriguing are his strong female characters. In this case, Laura Fairlie is a reliable and patient character but she lacks a bit of confidence. On the other hand, Marian Halcombe is definitely a strong character; she did have the will to fight for Anne and Laura. Just like Marians personality, in “No Name” there was a similar character called Magdalen Vanstone. Magdalen fought her way through to gain her father 's fortune back but in the end it was her sister who won it back for them. In both the novels Collins demonstrates many traits that intertwined with what was actually happening in the Victorian Period. As a result, many authors wrote about daily occurrences to inform the
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