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  • Essay The Lady of Shallot

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    The Lady of Shallot   "The Lady of Shallot," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, acts as a voice for people struggling with materialism of the industrial age. Tennyson became famous for reflecting the "idealism of an industrious society that was nonetheless racked by deep doubts about its materialism" (The Longman Anthology Of British Literature p. 1908). The curse of the mysterious lady of the poem could be thought of  as the curse of the people subcombing to the dreaded materialism and giving

  • Theme Of Isolation In The Lady Of Shallot

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    component of human nature. Although, sometimes, societal standards create outcasts, isolation can be of one’s own making. Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s “The Lady of Shallot is epitomizes isolation. “Four gray walls, and four gray towers, / Overlook a space of flowers, / And the silent isle imbowers / The Lady of Shallot” (line 15-18). The Lady of Shallot is physically isolated in a tower, but upon her own accord for she fears to interact with the outside world due to a “whisper” (line 39) that said she

  • Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot Essay

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    Descriptive Language and The Lady of Shallot In any piece of lyrical poetry, authors must masterfully use the language of the poem to covey the intended meaning. In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, it is imperative that the author incorporates various aspects of the narrative to escalate the poem past its face value. Alfred Tennyson’s poem “The Lady of Shallot” is no exception to the rule. From lines like “blue unclouded weather” and “the gemmy bridle glitter’d free”, one can draw

  • Ode To A Grecian Urn, And The Lady Of Shallot

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    for most artists, and sometimes an escape for those who viewed it. This such attitude is reflected within the writings from the Victorian age to modern times. Poems such as The Dolls by William Yeats, Ode to a Grecian Urn by John Keats, and The Lady of Shallot showcase this point by putting emphasis on the art itself, and its impact upon the artist or narrator. In Ode to the Grecian Urn the narrator asks ‘who canst thus express/ a flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme (Keats 3-4). The designs

  • Dorian Gray And The Lady Of Shallot: Stepping Out Of The Shadows

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    really died if you have lived. This theory has been applied to several pieces of literature. In the book The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and “The Lady of Shallot” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, two characters have not lived their life to the fullest extent. In the aforementioned literature, the characters of Sibyl Vane and the Lady of Shallot

  • A Comparison of The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and To His Coy Mist

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    A Comparison of The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson, My Last Duchess by Robert Browning, La Belle Dame Sans Merci by Keats and To His Coy Mistress by Andrew Marvell In this essay I am going to compare four poems: 1. The Lady of Shallot- Alfred Lord Tennyson 2. My Last Duchess- Robert Browning 3. La Belle Dame Sans Merci- John Keats 4. To his Coy Mistress - Andrew Marvell The connecting theme of all the poems is that are all written about a woman in

  • Meaning Of Existentialism In Hamlet

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    existentialism rejects ideas of happiness, enlightenment, and a sense of well-being. This philosophy is what gives people the ability to choose and make their own decisions and allows people to escape from bad situations. Such as those that Nora, the Lady of Shallot, Hamlet, and the Victim had to experience. Although not all of these situations were the same, they were quite similar. As a matter of fact, one way that each of these scenarios were different was that Hamlet was not really escaping from a bad

  • English Literature in the Victorian Era

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    "I'm no lunatic man, I'm a sane man fighting for his soul" this quote from Bram Stoker’s- Dracula, illustrates and foreshadows that in the Victorian era, a quest for meaning was seen by the majority of society as ‘lunacy’, however the characters that Stoker uses, are represented ‘sane’, suggesting Stoker’s encouragement of a quest for meaning and purpose in the Victorian era of increasing uncertainty. Along with Stoker, Charles Dickens and Lord Alfred Tennyson also address the individual’s pursuit

  • Art And Modern Art : The Evolution Of Aestheticism

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    The 19th century was a time of great progress in art, as well as an age of exploration in how women were portrayed in painting. It was a period in which "modern art" as we presently define it truly began to develop. Without nineteenth century artists such as William Holman Hunt, John Waterhouse, and Gustave Klimt, there is a significant chance that what we know as the art scene today would be radically different. This was an era that shaped the medium of studio art into one with great creative freedom

  • The Victorian Er A Perfect Embodiment Of This Era

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    The Victorian era was the period in British history in which Queen Victoria ruled. Her rule provided a huge cultural changed that affected many forms of art and ways of thinking. A more modern form of science, technologies, and human imaginations began to emerged. The style of many forms of art were, in particular, greatly affected by her reign. This ere also contained the birth of romanticism. Romanticism is a movement in the arts and literature that originated in the late eighteenth century, emphasizing