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1

characteristics of vcitorian lit

1) moral purpose = to instruct the world
2) question and raises doubts
3) protests traditions and social structures , questions if there's a better war

2

how long did queen vic reign for

64 years , 2nd longest

3

good things in british empire

- child labor laws passed
- voting rights
- workplace safety
- unions

4

bad things in British empire

- poverty and harsh work conditions
- imperialism seen in negative light

5

1833 factory act

bans factory work for children under 9

6

realism

lit which focuses on practical problems and interest of daily life

7

serial novel

published chapter by chapter in magazines , example dickens

8

dramatic monologue

- single speaker the whole time
- speaking to silent audience
- dramatic conclusion

9

porphyria's lover

DM
- woman at party with her husband but comes back to other man says how she wishes they coudl be together so guy kills her using her own hair so they can be together

10

sonnet 43

talking about how much and what way she love him
- all the time, no limits no boundaries, little ways
- passionately w/ passion she use to have in her childhood grieves
- childlike faith, will love him even more in heaven

11

digging on my grave

2 speakers, dog and owner
husband? getting re married
children? over it
enemy? doesnt care
dog burrying bone, forgot it was her resting place
DEAD PEOPLE HAVE NO LEGACY JUST GO ON W LIFE

12

athlete dying young

athlete died young, extremely talented but good he died before his glory died.
died on top
didnt live long enough to go in bad direction

13

dover beach

DM
- everyone once had faith = metaphor
- sea was full of faith like that sea at high tide but now he only hear its roars, now its going away like pebbles
- the world is gonna be hard but we must love and be true to each other we're all we have

14

Ulysses

DM
- king is bored. there's always something more
- seek out a new world, new adventure. maybe they'll come back maybe they won't
- maybe find something maybe just seek and yield

15

themes in PL

faith : if God does exist he woulda said something
love : negative it's obsessive and all consuming, led to kll
death : how he gets to be w her forever

16

dover beach

life - beach is calm but reminds him of sadness of world
death - death of faith, death of positive qualities of faith
faith - going away using waves to symbolize how faith is going away
individual vs. world - him and wife stick together
love - love you have positive qualities in world

17

Ulysses

fame and adventure - wanna relive adventure days, wanna go on journey fame and adventure fleeting but not willing to accept. wants to go out
life - more to life than just existing wanna do something, even if they go out and outcome is not good