Victorian Period

          keywords: insecurity, turmoil, religious crisis

          conflict between imaginative apprehension and realism

          issues of industrialization and utilitarianism; problems of the social world

o   the domestic sphere for women

          favoured less autobiographical forms: narrative, dramatic monologue, domestic fiction (novel)

          escape from self?

          religious doubt (Darwin)

          PARADOX: an idolization and idealization, while demeaning women (consigned and restricted)

          love of past (medieval times)

          Britain centre of Empire

          desire to be easily understood

          debates romanticism and feminism

          mirror: reflects


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