Literary Periods

Task 1: Read and investigate

Task 2: Prepare a timeline 

Valen and I created this timeline!

Task 3: Which 3 periods do you like best? Explain why.

-The Renaissance and Reformation (1485-1660 CE)

I really like this period in literature due to many facts. This period  took place in the late 15th, 16th, and early 17th century in Britain. I really like this period of time in history because of the changes the British monarchy overcame. I find very interesting the Early Tudor period, where Protestantism emerges and is really catching how the different writings of the time are really influenced by this. There was a writer called Edmund Spencer, which made writings and poems about the British Monarchy at that time. As I really enjoy the history of this period of time, I find very interesting to see it in literature.

– The Victorian Period and the 19th Century (1832-1901 CE)

I also like this period in literature, the Victorian Period. I really enjoy investigating and knowing about the British monarchy that’s why I really like and consider the leadership of Queen Victoria as a key event in history. In queen Victoria’s reign we can see a lot of sentimental novels; also the movement of aestheticism emerged which is something I really like. In aestheticism they centered on the doctrine that art exists for the sake of its beauty alone, and that it didn’t have to serve or follow a political purpose. I really like this idea of writing and creating art for the sake of it, to do what inspires you, to write about feelings and emotions, with no other purpose than to create art.  An author that I love about this period is Charles Dickens which wrote a book I used to read with my grandmother called “Moby Dick”.

-The Modern Period (1914-1945 CE)

Finally, another period in literature I love is the modern period. I really love it as I read some works of authors that I like from this period of time like Wilfred Owen and Virginia Woolf. Last year we analysed in our literature class, a poem by Wilfred Owen call “Dulce et Decorum Est”; I loved this poem and how vividly the author conveys the atrocities he had to endure during war. Besides, another author that I love a lot from this period in literature is Virginia Woolf. I read many of her books and her stories; the one I like the most is one that it’s called: “A room of one’s own”. I read it two years ago and I was fascinated with it and by the way Virginia Woolf wrote about certain topics such as feminism that where too controversial for her time. I love the freedom in which she wrote, not caring about the critics and the insults from others. I love how deep she goes through her writing, and I love how all her pieces live you a certain message, or makes you analyse your own thoughts and beliefs. Another thing that I love about this period in literature was the rise of black writers, which started to speak out their voices and fight against the unfairness they suffered. I love about this period of time that people started to fight against injustices which were considered common such us gender inequality and racism. People started to question and to change their minds about so many aspects which led to the society we are now; we can clearly see this change of thoughts and this new ideas expressed in this literary period.

Task 2: Copy this essay in your blog and add connectors.

Causes and Effects of Uncontrolled Urbanization

If you are an urban dweller, you may know the real meaning of urbanization. 1….However……, this does not always indicate your sufficient insight in the “uncontrolled urbanization” topic too. To form a causal chain, it is right to say that more jobs, more services in the urban side and absence of land in the countryside force people to migrate to larger cities which brings about uncontrolled urbanization. 2…..Besides….., some problems arise such as unemployment,inadequacy of infrastructure/services and some environmentally unwanted events as well as unpleasant demographic incidents.

3……Furthermore…….., it is a good point to dig up the reasons for people to come to larger cities. First of all, by all accounts, cities are perceived to offer a wide variety of job opportunities on the grounds that there are very different branches of businesses in cities. Inasmuch as unemployment level is hugely high in the rural areas and the work is only about farming in contrast to countless business sectors in chief cities, more and more people choose searching for their chances in the metropolis.

4……In addition………., comes another significant reason: There are better services in cities. As a matter of fact, transportation is extremely developed so as to make use of time efficiently. Medical services are supported with the latest technological improvements, there are unbelievably modern hospitals. 5………………, education is taken into account seriously. There are very high-quality schools with excellent teachers, teaching with up-to-date techniques. None of these can be found in the rural areas, at this stage.

6…………As a result of………………. factors causing migration to big cities, there is a strong push factor stemming from absence of enough land. It would be very hard and useless to cultivate the land if it is too small to make an agricultural production. One important thing triggers this incident increasingly during the last years; namely, division of land. To explain, in the rural areas when someone dies, the inheritance would usually be the land. 7……Consequently……, the land is divided into many parts due to the fact that in the countryside it is common to have lots of children and they all have rights to take one part of the inherited land. 8……Nevertheless……….., what they get are useless small lands rather than a gigantic land which is capable of making a great deal of agricultural production itself. The inability to do the only thing, farming, again brings about migration to big cities with the hopes of making money.

As mentioned earlier, all these facts and figures necessitate uncontrolled urbanization, in the midst of the causal chain. 9………On the whole……………, what are the side effects and drawbacks of this growth