The Victorian Period : Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

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The Victorian Era There have been many remarkable cultural trends throughout the history of mankind. One of the most influential cultural changes was called the Victorian period. This period not only changed the thought process of society, it also changed the fine arts that the culture produced. Literature was highly affected by the trends that were set during this time period and continue to show characteristics within modern writings. A great example of this transition into modern times is a literary work called Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. The author of this piece embedded the Victorian changes deeply within its words. Queen Victoria’s reign spanned from 1837 to 1901 and named this block of time the “Victorian period”. During her reign, there were exponentially vast improvements within almost all facets of what the people considered modern life. Some of the most prominent changes included a sharp population increase, the creation of inventions, religious movements, scientific movements, and many social/political renovations (Victorian 4-14). This era was strongly propelled by the “Age of Enlightenment” and continued to hold many of the characteristics within 1800’s British society. Throughout the Victorian era, literary artists attempted to combine the Romantic style of writing along with the neoclassical style of writing (Victorian 6-7). Romanticism was strongly characterized by the incorporation of nature as the teacher, emphasis on introspection, and finally…

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