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Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792- 1822) Born to wealthy family Sent to Eton for “high school” & Oxford for college, but was expelled after 6 months Fell in love w/ Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, while in Ireland Ozymandias deals w/ an Egyptian pharaoh (Ramses); classic statement of the fleeting nature of worldly pomp / glory the irony is that Ramses built these monuments to seem powerful; now they are in ruin thanks to nature nature then is the most powerful thing Ode to the West different from Wordsworth’s idea of Romantic poetry in its use of “thee” and “thou;” does not speak on everyday things, mostly mythological (tribute to the West Wind in
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Unformatted text preview: giving inspiration) Mary Wollstonecraft early feminist; started a school for girls to receive higher education, but lack of support closed it down; married William Godwin, a social reformer who agreed w/ her ideas about womanhood; died in childbirth; wrote against the inequalities between women and men, such as suffrage Vindication of the Rights of Women * Responds to Enlightenment emphasis on rights of men * argues that women are deprived of education, but accused of being ignorant * challenges Milton’s depiction of Eve (claims that he envisioned women as merely children)...
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