Write a three-page (3 page) essay using selections from the texts that demonstrate the characteristic. Remember it takes more than 2 data points to indicate a trend. You will need to choose 3 different writers to show there was a prevailing tendency toward the characteristic you choose. Explain fully how the characteristic is shown by detailed explication of the works you choose. Make sure references are integrated and cited according to MLA conventions.
Moral Purpose: The Victorian literature seems to deviate from “art for art’s sake” and asserts its moral purpose. Tennyson, Browning, Carlyle, Ruskin – all were the teachers of England with the faith in their moral message to instruct the world.
Thomas Carlyle: Sartar Resartus (The everlasting No, The Centre of Indifference, and The Everlasting Yea) Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Cry of the Children, Sonett #32; Sonnet #43 Lord Alfred Tennyson: The Lady Shalott; Ulysses; Crossing the Bar Book is The Norton Anthology English Literature The Victorian age Volume E