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Repression in Victorian fiction

Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, and Charles Dickens

by John Kucich

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Brontë, Charlotte, 1816-1855 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Eliot, George, 1819-1880 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.,
  • Repression (Psychology) in literature.,
  • Emotions in literature.,
  • Sex in literature.,
  • Self-control in literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn Kucich.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR878.R54 K8 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 294 p. ;
    Number of Pages294
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2731010M
    ISBN 100520059808
    LC Control Number86025087

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    According to their own testimonies, many people born in the Victorian age were both factually uninformed and emotionally frigid about sexual matters. We are invited to revel in the "lewd" symbolic scenes of orgasm in The Lady Eve and not to examine why the overbearing father is presented through self-deprecating slapstick a specialty of William Demarest and the heroes either emasculated or presented as comically impossibly innocent Eddie Bracken and Henry Fonda repeated this role several times; Sue Bridehead, an enlightened liberal New Woman, is a victim of oppressive Victorian double moral standard. We are reminded of how Vivien Leigh as Blanche is intensely sexually allured by the young boy who comes to the apartment and Kazan's actual words his interpretation of Williams's text that Blanche's behaviour is fuelled by a genuine wish for suicide is turned Freudian-style into an assertion and that we and she experience sexual pleasure because the rape is not presented with its full brutality She also found a creative outlet in writing.

    Like Mansfield Park, Gaslight is meant to be serious and grave; it is a gothic Mansfield Park has some gothic elementswith a virtuous heroine at its centre. The murderous desires and fantasies that are openly displayed in the Oedipus myth are more repressed in Hamlet, whose conscience made him a coward — but he is ultimately also a very dangerous man, not only for his uncle and rivals but also for his beloved Ophelia. It manifests itself in the contradictions of the main text, in those moments of hiatus and disjunction where the work threatens to collapse under the weight of its own repression, and to lapse into incoherence. Why are silver-eyed men chasing her through the streets?


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The reformers started mobilizing in the late s, major news organisations, clergymen, and single women became increasingly concerned about prostitution, which came to be known as "The Great Social Evil".Oct 12,  · The Victorian era is notoriously known as an era of female repression: sex, drugs and rock and roll—or rather, their Victorian counterparts—were believed to be highly taboo topics of conversation, and entirely unheard of in female sylvaindez.com: Riley Winters.

About the Author. John Kucich is Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His previous books include Repression in Victorian Fiction: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Cited by: 8.

City of Light is a great book, but it doesn't take place in Great Britain, and it's not Victorian either. It takes place in Buffalo, NY, during the Pan-American Exposition of.

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