God and the presence of realism and naturalism Darwins theory of evolution

God and the presence of realism and naturalism

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God and the presence of realism and naturalism; Darwin's theory of evolution changed the way people viewed science, religion, and God's sovereignty, and many people distanced themselves from the church. The novel's importance to the era could easily be compared to the importance of the plays of Shakespeare for the Elizabethans. Some of the great novelists of the time were: Emily, Anne and Charlotte Bronte, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, Oscar Wilde, and, of course, Charles Dickens. Romanticism, Realism, and NaturalismRomanticism, Realism, and Naturalism started in the 19thcentury, and while Romanticism ended in the mid 19thcentury, Naturalism stemmed from Realism, and both Realism and Naturalism continuedheavily into the Modern time period. For a preview, view the elements of each literary time period below:
Female Authors in Victorian LiteratureDuring the Victorian time period, as social change that included women's suffrage occurred, women integrated themselves into the male-dominated career of writing. Many women published works underpseudonyms due to the patriarchal society of the time, and many novels spoke out about the injustices of women lacking the opportunityto have true independence. Similarly, many women included Gothic elements from the late 18thcentury period in their writings. Various reforms happened during the 19thcentury including the Married Women's Property Act of 1870 which finally allowed women to be the rightful owners of any money or property they inherited; beforehand, the money or property passed to the closest male in the family.Mary Godwin ShelleyMary Godwin Shelley was Percy Bysshe Shelley's second wife. She was the daughter of the philosopher and novelist William Godwin and philosopher and prominent feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. She met Percy Shelley when she was a teenager and he was still married. When she was 18, she traveled with Percy Shelley to Geneva, where they vacationed with other poets, most notably Byron. The weather that summer turned out to be wet and cold, and the group ended up spending most of their time indoors. They entertained each other by reading German ghost stories, which led to Byron suggesting that they each write supernatural stories of their own. This led to Mary Shelley coming up with the idea for her novel Frankenstein, which many credit as the basis for the modern horror story as well as the science fiction genre. Published in 1818 during the Romantic period, the novel serves as a reaction to the various changes in England during the 19thcentury.The novel represents the effects of science and technology on the world. Although she published little else of note in her life, Frankensteinwas an incredible achievement for someone so young.

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