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Ch 5: Literature of the Victorian Era: Help and Review

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The Literature of the Victorian Era chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master literature of the Victorian era. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of literature from the Victorian era.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering introductory humanities material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn humanities. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding common writing themes or major authors of the era
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanities (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about literature of the Victorian era
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra humanities learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Literature of the Victorian Era chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Literature of the Victorian Era chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any literature of the Victorian era question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a literature of the Victorian era unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • Robert Browning's poems
  • Charles Dickens' works and themes
  • Great Expectations plot and characters
  • Characters in Oliver Twist
  • Middlemarch plot summary

15 Lessons in Chapter 5: Literature of the Victorian Era: Help and Review
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Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

1. Introduction to Victorian Literature: Overview of Themes, Style, and Authors

Victorian literature is literature written in England during the reign of Queen Victoria, or roughly from 1837 -1901. It is largely characterized by the struggle of working people and the triumph of right over wrong.

Introduction to Robert Browning: Life and Poems

2. 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!

Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

3. Introduction to Charles Dickens: Works, Style, and Influence

Ebenezer Scrooge. Oliver Twist. Miss Havisham. David Copperfield. These are among literature's most fascinating figures, and they were all created by the same author. Watch this lesson to learn more about one of the English language's greatest authors, Charles Dickens.

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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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!

Middlemarch:  Eliot's Novel of Provincial Life

8. Middlemarch: Eliot's Novel of Provincial Life

In this lesson, we'll introduce the characters and many twisted plotlines of George Eliot's classic novel, 'Middlemarch.' Called the only Victorian novel 'written for grown-up people' by Virginia Woolf, this work is both expansive and highly realistic.

Jarvis Lorry: Character Analysis & Overview

9. Jarvis Lorry: Character Analysis & Overview

In Charles Dickens' novel, 'A Tale of Two Cities,' the character Jarvis Lorry serves as a consistent thread of loyalty throughout the plot. In this lesson, we will get to know Jarvis Lorry a little better.

Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Overview

10. Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Overview

'Lady Windermere's Fan' was one of Oscar Wilde's first social comedies and a satire on upper and middle class society. Read on to learn about the plot of this play and to get an overview.

Lucie Manette in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis & Quotes

11. Lucie Manette in Tale of Two Cities: Character Analysis & Quotes

In 'A Tale of Two Cities,' by Charles Dickens, we are introduced to a young woman who portrays both innocence and unconditional love and embodies compassion. In this lesson, we will get to know this young woman, Lucie Manette.

Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

12. Mr. Bumble in Oliver Twist: Character Analysis & Overview

Mr. Bumble is minor character in Dickens' ''Oliver Twist'', but he plays a major role in Oliver's life and development. Learn more about the character Mr. Bumble in this lesson.

Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning: Summary, Analysis & Themes

13. Porphyria's Lover by Robert Browning: Summary, Analysis & Themes

In this lesson, we'll learn about English poet Robert Browning's poem 'Porphyria's Lover.' We will read the poem together and learn about its common interpretations and themes.

Robert Louis Stevenson: Biography, Poems & Books

14. Robert Louis Stevenson: Biography, Poems & Books

Whether in search of buried treasure or the dark depths of the human soul, Robert Louis Stevenson is always sure to take you on a rip-roaring adventure! Find out more about this Scottish literary celebrity and his world-renowned work in this lesson.

Silas Marner by George Eliot: Summary, Analysis & Characters

15. Silas Marner by George Eliot: Summary, Analysis & Characters

In this lesson, we will be introduced to the touching story of Silas Marner, a weaver who turns from a life of greed to a life of generosity. This story has a strong redemptive theme - it is a tale of loyalty, forgiveness, and adoptive love.

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