Wednesday, May 6, 2020

“Victorian society was obsessed with reputation and...

â€Å"Victorian society was obsessed with reputation and appearance† Compare how this idea is presented in the texts you have studied and to what extent you agree with this statement. Like the many of us today that are obsessed with reputation and appearance, the Victorians were just as bad, most of their life was centred around what other people think of them. What is the right way to dress and talk? Victorians showed how important reputation and appearance is to them in their everyday life from the way they dress to the literature they wrote and read. This is shown very clearly in two texts that I shall be analysing and comparing. They are; Jane Eyre written by Charlotte Bronte and the A Doll’s House written by Henrik Ibsen. Jane Eyre†¦show more content†¦Due to his love for Jane, he is happy to throw caution to the wind, therefore disgracing himself in society’s eye, without a care for his reputation or appearance or those in his service and niche. Jane came across to me as someone who was not obsessed with society but who still took care in her appearance and the way people perceived her. For example, even though she was deeply in love with Mr Rochester she won’t marry him or be part of a bigamous relationship. She runs away to physically separate and remove herself from harm’s way due to her fearing that she might give into temptation, resulting her being totally at Rochester’s mercy as she would have been lost to society and labelled as a fallen woman. Also when St.John supposedly proposes to her about becoming his wife and travelling as a missionary wife, she refuses as to her it would not be right, she would rather go as a friend and a sister. St.John refuses t his as it would not be deemed as appropriate and would slate both his and her name. Bronte published her book under a males name as it was not recognised or respected as a female profession, this shows that she was concerned about what people might think of her if she used her real persona to publish her novel. She finds it unacceptable for Jane to marry Rochester whilst he is still married to Bertha and only allows Jane and Rochester to be together are Bertha is conveniently killed offShow MoreRelatedOne Significant Change That Has Occurred in the World Between 1900 and 2005. Explain the Impact This Change Has Made on Our Lives and Why It Is an Important Change.163893 Words   |  656 Pages E SSAYS ON TWENTIETH-C ENTURY H ISTORY In the series Critical Perspectives on the Past, edited by Susan Porter Benson, Stephen Brier, and Roy Rosenzweig Also in this series: Paula Hamilton and Linda Shopes, eds., Oral History and Public Memories Tiffany Ruby Patterson, Zora Neale Hurston and a History of Southern Life Lisa M. Fine, The Story of Reo Joe: Work, Kin, and Community in Autotown, U.S.A. Van Gosse and Richard Moser, eds., The World the Sixties Made: Politics and Culture

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