An Analysis Of Browning 's Fifine At The Fair, Surtees 's Mr. Sponge 's Sporting Tour, And Midsummer

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Social Rebellion In Browning’s Fifine at the Fair, Surtees’s Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour, and Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream all have different concepts of social rebellion. Social rebellion occurs through opposition between people and authority. In these works you can find a few of examples of social rebellion. Intellectuals use literature to work through social issues. In Fifine at the Fair, a social rebellion can be seen when the man explores the fair. The time this poem was written was at a time when the affluent did not mingle with troupes at the fair. The troupes were thought to be on the low end of society. When the man decides to go check out the fair and to go against the social norm and even his dead wife he involved in social rebellion. He becomes interested in the fair and a girl called Fifine. He then goes between his interest of her and his deceased wife Elvire. His thoughts about Fifine’s life are as follows: “Well, then, thus much confessed, what wonder if there steal unchallenged to my heart the force of one appeal she makes, and justice stamp the sole claim she asserts? So absolutely good is truth, truth never hurts the teller, whose worst crime gets somehow grace, avowed. To me, that silent pose and prayer proclaimed aloud ‘Know all of me outside, the rest emptiness for such as you!’” The social rebellion that is started is against the properness of the time. There is a degree of social rebellion in Surtees’s Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour. In Mr.…

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