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 1. Victorians believed that reason and courage could overcome the problems that festered the 1840’s.  2.Middle-class Victorian society was characterized.

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2  1. Victorians believed that reason and courage could overcome the problems that festered the 1840’s.  2.Middle-class Victorian society was characterized by its code of respectability, decorum, and morality.  3. Macaulay voiced middle-class attitude toward government, history, and order.

3  4. The first decade of Victoria’s reign was known as the Hungry Forties.  5. People lived 12 to a room and two toilets for every 250 people.  6. Universal adult suffrage in 1928 extended the right to vote to women at the age of 21.  7. Factory Acts limited the working day to 10 hours, with a half-holiday on Saturday.

4  8. In the 1840’s, 40% of couples getting married could not write their names on their marriage certificates. By 1900, 90% of the population were literate.  9. Prudery=Things that would make people blush were abandoned.  10. People were arrested for distributing information about STD’s.

5  11. Victorian society regarded seduced or adulterous women as “fallen” and pushed them to the margins of society.  12. Women who did not marry had few jobs open to them. Working-class women could become servants, governesses, or teachers.  13. (Look up in your textbook).

6  14. Victorian writers asked whether material comfort satisfied human needs and wishes. They questioned the cost of exploiting earth and human begins to achieve comfort.  15. Charles Dickens was the most popular figure in Victorian literature.

7  16. The highest purpose of a poet, or any writer, was to make readers aware of the connection between earth and Heaven, body and soul, material and ideal (pg. 692).  17. Late Victorian writers told stories of lovers and friends betrayed by unfaithfulness, war, and the other troubles that humans add to the natural trials of mortal life.

8  Victorian Era was characterized by peace and prosperity.  Industrial Revolution had an immediate influence on the Victorian Era.  Progress was measured by material improvements.  Social problems in Queen Victoria’s reign lead to many different elections.  Genteel best describes the ideal behavior of literary Victorians.

9  Scientific/technological advances of the era gave early Victorians a sense of confidence.  Many Victorian writers hoped their works would raise doubts over materialism.  Plague Wind=Smog.  Finding it difficult to believe in an infinite power, many writers became skeptical by the end of the 19 th century.

10  Late Victorian lit. focused on human troubles in an indifferent world.  Poetry contains a musical effect due to: rhyme, meter, and alliteration.

11  Dramatic Monologue- Poem in which a speaker, who is not the poet, addresses a silent listener.  Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet- Divided into an octave and a seset.  Assonance- Rep. of vowel sounds.  Couplets- Two consecutive lines of poetry that rhyme.  Allegories- Can have a literal and symbolic level.

12  Antonyms- Has the opposite, or nearly opposite, meaning of another word.  Internal Conflict- Conflict within a character.  External Conflict- Conflict between character and a group, force of nature, another character.  Theme- Rarely stated directly, may differ from reader’s interpretation, may relate to time period the piece was written in.


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