Eng Lit Wider Reading Quotes

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14-16th Century 'Middle Ages' (1300-1500)
The idea of courtly love was popular, as were moral messages in literature. Religion was important.
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16th - 17th Century ‘The Renaissance’ (1500-1670)
Marriage was used to create ties between families, giving power. Women were seen as possessions. The sonnet form became popular.
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18th - Early 19th Century ‘The Romantic Era’ (1785-1830)
Marrying for social status rather than love was still important. This was the ‘birth of the novel’ - increasing female readership. Produced confessional and satirical work.
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19th Century ‘The Victorian Era’ (1832-1900)
Men were in charge, however this was challenged by Queen Victoria. It was a reactionary period, with literature focusing on duty, trade and political/social realism. ‘Angel of the House’ idea important.
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Early 20th Century ‘Modernism’ (1914 - 1945)
Loss of innocence. Exploration of new ideas, including sex, homosexuality and role reversal (women cut their hair short, wore trousers etc). Freudian ideas became incorporated into literature.
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Late 20th Century - Early 21st Century ‘Post Modernism’ (1945 - present day)
An era which rejects many traditions, with difficulty in human relationships being a large theme in literature. Homosexuality was fully accepted, and second wave feminism began (freedom of female body/pay issues/contraception etc)
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Marriage was used to create ties between families, giving power. Women were seen as possessions. The sonnet form became popular.

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16th - 17th Century ‘The Renaissance’ (1500-1670)

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Marrying for social status rather than love was still important. This was the ‘birth of the novel’ - increasing female readership. Produced confessional and satirical work.

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Men were in charge, however this was challenged by Queen Victoria. It was a reactionary period, with literature focusing on duty, trade and political/social realism. ‘Angel of the House’ idea important.

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Loss of innocence. Exploration of new ideas, including sex, homosexuality and role reversal (women cut their hair short, wore trousers etc). Freudian ideas became incorporated into literature.

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