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Ch 5: Victorian Era Literature: Tutoring Solution

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The Victorian Era Literature chapter of this Intro to Humanities Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about Victorian era literature. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach the fundamentals of Victorian literature required in a typical humanities course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other humanities work.
  • Identify the Victorian literature concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our humanities tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about Victorian literature and earn better grades. This resource can help students, including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding the works and style of Charles Dickens, the major works of George Eliot, the poems of Robert Browning, or any other Victorian era literature topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their humanities learning
  • Prefer learning humanities visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Victorian era literature unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in humanities
  • Don't have access to their humanities teacher outside of class

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Learning objectives:

  • Learn about the events of the Victorian era as well as the styles of its major writers.
  • Examine the life of Robert Browning and discuss some of the most notable works of the Victorian poet.
  • Study the legacy, writing style and influence of Charles Dickens.
  • Analyze the books and characters of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
  • Detail the plot and characters of Great Expectations.
  • Summarize the plot and discover the main characters of David Copperfield and Oliver Twist.
  • Absorb a plot summary of George Eliot's Middlemarch.

10 Lessons in Chapter 5: Victorian Era Literature: Tutoring Solution
Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

1. Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

Robert Browning was a Victorian poet who liked to write creepy monologues about killers, monarchs and more killers. Learn all about him in our video lesson!

A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution

2. A Tale of Two Cities: Dickens' Novel of the French Revolution

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In this video lesson, learn about A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens' classic novel about the French Revolution.

Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

3. Dickens' Great Expectations: Plot, Characters, and Social Class

In 'Great Expectations,' young Pip has big dreams and lofty goals. All that's standing in his way is pretty much everyone he meets, as well as himself. Watch this lesson to learn more about this classic Charles Dickens novel.

David Copperfield: Dickens' Bildungsroman

4. David Copperfield: Dickens' Bildungsroman

The novel 'David Copperfield' is a coming of age story full of wicked villains, noble friends and true love. Watch this lesson to learn more about the novel that Dickens considered his best.

Oliver Twist: Plot and Characters in Dickens' Social Novel

5. Oliver Twist: Plot and Characters in Dickens' Social Novel

It's Oliver Twist, the tale of an orphan boy who's mistreated, kidnapped once or twice, and saved once or twice, but all along never loses his plucky optimism. Watch this lesson to find out more!

Fagin in Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

6. Fagin in Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

Described as a 'loathsome reptile,' Fagin, from Charles Dickens' acclaimed novel Oliver Twist, may in fact be pure evil. Learn about the wretched miser who turned innocent kids into career criminals for his own financial gain.

Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy: Summary, Themes & Characters

7. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy: Summary, Themes & Characters

This lesson will explore Thomas Hardy's masterpiece, 'Jude the Obscure', presenting a summary of the novel and examining the novel's major characters and important themes.

Madame Defarge in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis, Knitting Code & Revenge

8. Madame Defarge in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis, Knitting Code & Revenge

Every good story needs an antagonist, and Madame Defarge fits this category well in Dickens' classic novel about the French Revolution, 'A Tale of Two Cities.' In this lesson, we will examine the character and motivations of this vengeful woman.

Magwitch in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

9. Magwitch in Great Expectations: Character Analysis & Overview

Magwitch is a criminal who plays a crucial role in the life of Pip, the main character in the novel 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Learn more about the character Magwitch and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Paracelsus by Robert Browning

10. Paracelsus by Robert Browning

This lesson presents a summary of plot and main characters in Robert Browning's poem, Paracelsus. This lesson also analyzes the poem's important themes.

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