THE FALLEN WOMAN IN DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI'S POEMS

  • Inst. Dr. Rudaina Abdlrazak Al-Kumait College of Education for Women, Dept. of English
  • Prof. Dr. Hamdi Hameed Al-Douri College of Education for Women, Dept. of English

Abstract

The fallen woman was a widespread phenomenon in the Victorian Age as a result of the social changes imposed by the Industrial Revolution. Due to social persecution, the vast immigration from the countryside to cities and the exploitation of women and children as cheap working hands in mines and factories, great numbers of young women were driven to prostitution. This paper is an attempt to explore Dante Gabriel Rossetti's treatment of the theme of fallen women in four of his poems: "The Bride's Prelude", "A Last Confession", "Found" and "Jenny". The first section of the paper is a biographical note on the poet. The second section is a brief background of the poem and the last one is devoted to an analysis of the poems followed by a conclusion which sums up the results of the study

Published
Jun 20, 2021
How to Cite
AL-KUMAIT, Inst. Dr. Rudaina Abdlrazak; AL-DOURI, Prof. Dr. Hamdi Hameed. THE FALLEN WOMAN IN DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTI'S POEMS. Journal of Language Studies, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3., p. 1-10, june 2021. ISSN 2616-6224. Available at: <http://jls.tu.edu.iq/index.php/lang/article/view/292>. Date accessed: 25 july 2021. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.25130/lang.v4i3..292.