English Oliver Twist
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English Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist, 18th century lit
Who wrote oliver twist?
when was otwist set, and in what era?
in the same work
who are similar, but marked by their contrast
to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast
why is fagin worse than sikes?
he's a tempter- damns others too.
go between (fagin sells the stolen goods)
when was the restoration?
did the restoration favor fiction or nonfiction?
what kind of nonfiction was in the restoration?
diaries, social treatises, biographies, 1st dictionary, literary criticism
what kind of fiction was in the restoration?
characteristics of the restoration
favors logic and reason over imagination
herioc couplet poetry
math/science discoveries- Newton
what kind of poetry was in the restoration?
rhymed iambic pentameter
heroic praises to real people
What began the restoration?
1660- restoration of the monarchy (Charles II)
1688- James II (Charles brother) tried to assert Catholicism
drove him out
all rulers must be
joint rulers of England
william and mary
German king of England
1/3 of the lives of London
what ended the great plague?
1666- London fire
How did the restoration end?
1798- publication of lyrical ballads
Pepys Diary written in
shorthand (not code)
execution of a king
why don't we recognize the satire in A Modest Proposal?
sincere in wanting to help his country
identifies himself as reasonable
identifies a solution to a real problem
the restoration is also known as
the age of pope
alexander pope- literary criticism
Who wrote A Modest Proposal?
larger than life hero
grand eloquent language
reflects the traditional values of the culture it represents
useas the grand, eloquent language for a perfectly ordinary hero with ordinary events
principle tool of satirists
take something serious and juxtapose it with something trivial (The Rape of the Lock)
exaggeration in Rape of the Lock
card game becomes a war
lock cute- battle
hair as a prize
hair cut- dying
3 women poets of the restoration
lady mary chudleigh
lady mary wortley montagu
salvery, a poem
"conquest is pillige with a nobler name"
first to call Chaucer "Father of english lit"
short, notable, witty phrase (Pope)
pronuciation- puts marks after the first vowel in the stress
social satire- scottish, satirizing them (oats)