Victorian architecture Essays

  • Conformity And Individuality In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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    Jacob Irish Irish 1 Ms. Matthews HSE 3: Period 5 3 November 2014 Conformity versus Individuality “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Conformity and equality may seem desirable at first; however, it actually takes away one’s individuality. Ray Bradbury warned about this in his novel Fahrenheit 451. His novel takes place in a futuristic

  • Difference Between Rousseau And Wollstonecraft

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    To what extent do Rousseau and Wollstonecraft agree and disagree Wollstonecraft assumes that either there is a difference between men and women, or history has just been unfair with women. She reaches the conclusion that women’s lack of good education is the cause of misery in the world, Wollstonecraft’s gender equality ideas, crashed with Rousseau’s. Rousseau is celebrated for the social contract, and his conception of human civilisation, he is one of the best known Enlightenment figures in favour

  • Social Conflict In Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest

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    critical view Oscar Wilde has developed on the Victorian value of marriage. Lady Bracknell seeks for the epitome of the

  • Double Morality In The Victorian Era

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    also as regards the economy development due to the Industrial Revolution. However, the common perception of the period is that the Victorians were “prudish, hypocritical, stuffy, [and] narrow-minded” (Murfin 496). In spite of being prudish and judgmental, they seen to be

  • The Boat Alistair Macleod Analysis

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    In Alistair MacLeod’s “The Boat,” the narrator presents a story that highlights the ever-changing lives of Atlantic Canadians. “The Boat” displays a loss of culture and tradition within a small community family with all of the narrator’s siblings, including him, eventually moving away to pursue a more prosperous life with better opportunities. The passage analyzed in “The Boat” provides a description of the narrator’s father’s room where he spends the majority of his time when not on the water. The

  • Gender Discrimination In A Handmaid's Tale

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    The role of women in society has been constantly changing throughout the centuries. In literature, the oppression of the female gender has been characterized by various feminist movements in which female writers broke with the ideals that were enforced in those times, in order to show the depicted role that women had during that epoch. During the 19th century, their works reflected real life situations in which they voiced their oppression and the male dominated civilization they lived in. In the

  • Bill Willingham's Fables: Character Analysis

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    The classic fairy tale princess is demure, innocent, and pure. She represents order in a world of chaos. Her main role, then, is to sit back and let the prince save her. In his book Fables, Bill Willingham turns the idea of a chaste female lead on its head. His reinterpreted princesses are brazen, independent, malicious, and often sexual. Indeed, these traits effectively turn the princesses of Fables into princes. By completely transforming the characteristics that constitute the classic princess

  • The Importance Of Dracula In Stoker's Dracula

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    Word Count: 1188 5. Describe the appearances Dracula makes throughout the novel. What does Stoker achieve by keeping his title character in the shadows for so much of the novel? In Bram Stoker’s 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula, the title character makes only several relatively short appearances, some of which are while in disguise. Throughout the novel, Stoker keeps Count Dracula in the shadows, both literally and figuratively. This essay will describe these appearances and analyze Stoker’s use

  • The Destruction Of The Family In Grimm's Cinderella

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    the family, sometimes even oppressed, has to take care of themselves but in the course of the story reaches high self-esteem which leads to a happy ending i.e. marrying a prince or finding a treasure. One of the Grimm’s most popular stories Cinderella, which I will later on analyze in more detail, is the perfect example for a story like that. Oppressed and enslaved by her stepmother and stepsisters, Cinderella has to live a life without love and affection, which changes radically when magic helps

  • Nora's Patriarchy

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    A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, is a play about a Victorian housewife, Nora Helmer, who rediscovers her role as a woman in her household, liberating herself from an oppressing patriarchy. Subtle details such as the contrast in her talk with male characters before and after the dance party, the Apollonian characteristics and actions, as well as the clothes Nora wears in the three acts come to show how Nora disguises her masculine, independent features under her feminine and loyal outer shell. This

  • Analysis Of James Fordyce's Sermons To Young Women

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    which citizens under law are as free as in the state of nature. However, within the household, he held, the man must rule and the woman must submit to this rule. Rousseau also maintained that women must be trained from the beginning to ‘serve’ and to ‘submit’ to men. Since the essence or spirit of being fully human was for Rousseau being free from submission to the will of another, women were to be denied the essential condition for being fully human. Rousseau felt that if women were accorded equality

  • Comparing Yexian And Cinderella In Grimm's Fairy Tale

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    Abstract: There are many folk tales around the world. One of the most popular story is Cinderella. Many people mentioned Cinderella will associate the story which collection of Grimm’s Fairy Tales. In the 19th century, this story was collected by the bothers Grimm. In Tang dynasty, the story of Cinderella began to spread among the crowd. Then, Duan Chenshi collected this story in his book--Miscellanies of Youyang, and named it as Yexian. There are 1000 years span between Yexian and Cinderella, but

  • Feminism In The Awakening

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    main character, Edna Pontellier, in her novel, The Awakening. Throughout the plot, Edna experiences a progressive “awakening” in which she develops an enlightened knowledge regarding her own desires and interests, even though the conventions of the Victorian society of that era clearly oppose her behavior. From Grand Isle to New Orleans, Edna meets and befriends several people that all contribute to her journey of awakening, but, in the very end, it seems as though she has never been more isolated. In

  • Creole Women In The Awakening

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    In nineteenth century Louisiana, Creole’s lived by strict rules to explain how Creole household’s run: “The man ruled his household and his wife was considered part of his property. He was permitted to take a[nother] mistress if he liked, though his wife was expected to remain faithful” (Kosewick 3). The wives of the household are also “expected to be of good character” and “loyal, passive, innocent lovers”, despite the fact that their husband can take another woman of his liking out and the wife

  • Behind A Mask Or A Woman's Power Analysis

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    Power, author Louisa May Alcott demonstrates this aspect of literature through Jean Muir while symbolizing parts of the Victorian society around them. The mask Jean Muir hides behind is the part of herself that she doesn’t show others and is sometimes is the method through which she achieves her goals, also, the mask symbolizes the various rules that people had to follow in Victorian society. Jean Muir’s mask that she hides behind is

  • Gothic And Renaissance Architecture

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    I will be focusing on the area of architecture and its history in Spain. I will be examining the influences of Europe and other places throughout the world and how Spain adapted them to their own preference. I will take a look and historic buildings such as monasteries and churches and also ancient architectural styles that affected these buildings such as gothic architectural style and the influence of the renaissance. I will compare and contrast the architecture in Spain and how Spain developed

  • The Great Gatsby Rhetorical Analysis

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    This nation was birthed from the hard work of it's pioneers, frontiersmen, and settlers all of who were working towards their vision the American dream. Author F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the pure and noble notion of striving for the American dream and adds a twist. As the characters within Fitzgerald’s novel try and attempt to achieve their version of the American dream, they willingly discard certain parts of their moral code in order to do so. Jay Gatsby was willing to engage in morally dubious

  • Sisterhood In Alice Walker's The Color Purple

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    Name Instructor Course Date Analysis of Sisterhood Redemption through unity in The Color Purple shows ways in which sisterhood can produce and reinforce newly-formed unions between women, resulting in a sense of autonomy and independence. Sisterhood offers women the chance to gain self-discovery and the capacity to define their lives and sexuality. Alice Walker give power to the female characters via female bonding, which enables them to discover their talents. It is imperative to notice that

  • Caruso St John Wall Analysis

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    collective memory of the neighbourhood. Although the building looks like a large house it consist of three apartments. The image of bigger house suits its context and urban setting. De street façade borrows its language from the neighbouring row of Victorian houses. The expression of this outer wall is formed by its material. The façade consist of two types of brick, a darker construction brick with flush mortar joints in a similar dark colour and a light colour lime stone which continues the one floor

  • Symbolism In The Greatest Showman

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    If you haven't heard already, Michael Gracey's The Greatest Showman is very loosely based on the life of P.T. Barnum, the legendary circus ringleader. Looking at the film's inspirational themes, and the vast liberties taken with the facts, it's clear making another biopic wasn't the intent. Instead, screenwriters Bill Condon and Jenny Bicks use the symbolism of Barnum to remind us to dream, show benevolence and focus on what matters. We watch Gracey's Barnum from his youth as a misfit (Ellis Rubin)