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Overall theme of Victorian Issues

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Overall theme of Victorian Issues By: Jordan Davidson The overall theme of our discussions of the Victorian Age was reflected in works from Tennyson’s “Mariana” and from Mary Wollstonecraft’s “A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.” I think the moral intention of these authors was to implant the progressive idea that women should be given the equal liberties that men had such as an education and the right to speak their minds without having need to be so subversive. The social agenda is once again a reflection of the previous statement; to allow women the natural rights of life including speech, freedom, and liberty. The common desires could have been to move into an era that would let women have these rights without contestation from men. Common truths revealed within there works could’ve been pity, want of love, and the dreary form of misunderstanding. I say this because pity could be how those authors could see what no one else would; the evermore boring life that women led. In the case of another of Tennyson’s works, “The Lady of Shalott”, the
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