Jonathan Harker- Solicitor (real estate lawyer)
Mina Murray Harker- Assistant schoolmistress
Lucy Westernra- upper class
Dr. John Seward- insane asylum owner
Quincey Morris- Texan
Arthur Holmwood/ Lord Godalming- upper class
Goblins Market Notes
Poem written by Christina Rossetti
Intended as a childrens book
First stanza: list of fruits coached into quotes, things goblin men are saying.
o What they are trying to sell is a deception.
Mix seduction with economy similar to adver
The Victorian Period
o Lady of Shalott embowered women, in a tower, she is a weaver.
She sees Sir Lancelot outside and eroticized by him.
Victorian paintings see what is inside and what is outside.
Hair is going to be a symbol,
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
She had a different education, similar to Anna Leticia Barbauld, received a unique
Brownings father wanted her to be educated in science, math, etc.
Browning was often ill.
Browning attended tutoring sessions with her
20th Century and After Background of Literature
Notable Dates of 20th Century:
o WWI: 1914 1918
o James Joyce Ulysses, T.S. Elliots The Waste Land
o Stock Market crash; Great Depression begins
o WWII: 1939 1945
o 1947: India and Pakistan become independen
The Cry of the Children Notes
Brownings inspiration was a response to report of parliamentary commission.
line 12 : In the country of the free doing what theyre born to do in nature or
suppose to .
o Children are suppose to play, but they cant because the
Wrote themes about death, revolution, aesthetics, age
o Guilt over abandonment, disillusionment over Revolution.
One of his poems, We Are Seven discusses class structure and differences.
o Human consciousness, the innocence and experien
Romantic Period Notes
Begins with French Revolution
Not doing: new criticism: literary terms
o Marxist: oppresses between classes
Feminist: gender roles
o Deconstruction: philosophy
Assembly of states; Louis XVI executed
Time of Reign of Terror: beheading
Anna Leticia Barbauld
Different from other Romantic poets
Wrote about women, races, ethnicities, class struggles, and oppression.
o Other writers write about philosophy mixed in with nature.
Women poets were looked down upon and called scribblers.
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The Human Conscious
Dorothy Wordsworths Thoughts on My Sick Bed, written in May 1832 is also
set during this time period, the Romantic Period, and was composed while Wordsworth
was confined to her sick-bed. At thi
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Objectification of Women
Christina Rossettis Goblin Market, written in 1859 is set during the Victorian
Period; a period of reform that improved the lives of the working class, however, these
improvements did not
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Two Perspectives of War
Wilfred Owens Dule et Decorum Est, Anthem for Doomed Youth and Ted
Hughes Out address the effects of war. Owen and Hughes focused on the
repercussions of War World I. Owen suffered from horrendou
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