Nineteenth-Century Literary Analysis

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The purpose of this collection of nineteenth-century fiction British literature is to encapsulate the classic works of fiction from two important periods in literary history: the romantic and Victorian eras, which collided in the nineteenth-century. The romantic period began in the late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century, and the Victorian period began near the middle of the nineteenth-century. Fiction during these two periods detailed and shaped the culture it was written in, as well as paved the way for future works of fiction. Reading the books in this collection will provide the reader with a detailed knowledge of the social environment of the 1800s while also giving them a foundation of many classic works of literature. Due to…show more content…
These works also share a reoccurring theme about the corruption of money and the role of money and possession in an individual’s life. Victorian literature was predominantly opposed to the rigid class structure embedded into British culture. Dickens in particular was an author who addressed these theme in nearly all of his works and was devoted to breaking down social barriers. Dickens, along with other authors, promoted education as a means to gain agency in British culture and break free from the oppressive class structure. Austen, on the other hand, was an other from the romantic period. The power of these works of literature to shape their culture and catapult change in social values is both inspiring and necessary. Literature has the ability to change the world, and when looking at how the thematic elements of the past impacted their future, people can understand the importance of the written word and the arts as a whole. Society craves change and by creating works that question current systems of thought the change desired can be more effectively implemented into any given culture. Fiction British literature of the 1800s is an example of the power in literature and evidence that social change can be enacted through creative
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