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Essay Evaluation of The Beggar´s Opera

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This essay will seek to investigate how far literature at this time subscribes to the view at The Beggar's Opera -- 'O London is a Fine Town'. So as to do this, the essay will examine 'London' from William Blake, 'Tintern Abbey' and 'Composed upon Westmisnster bridge by Wordsworth and also Oliver Twist by Dickens. The Beggar's Opera was composed in 1728 and is thought of as 'the most comprehensive statement of Gay's attitude toward the town and its own evils.' The play begins with the introduction to the personality of the Beggar as he admits to his audience: 'I have myself of the Business of the Beggars; also that I create one at their weekly festivals at St Giles. '' The personality makes it evident that he belongs to a group of beggars who live in the region of St Giles, London. By opening the drama together with the conversation of youth, merry can manifest the idea of London being a troubling spot in 18th century England. Sven M. Armens has argued that 'from The Beggar's Opera, much of the gloom could be tracked to some feeling that a severe financial injustice is being perpetrated against the bad person, both as performer and beggar.' Gay ardently presents the 18th century London roads as riddled with poverty and split to class distinctions. By placing this idea at the onset of the play, Gay is able to present his audience a sense of what to anticipate in the drama as well as in the 18th century town. 'London', by William Blake was published in 1794 against the backdrop of the French Revolution, which sailed upon the shores of Britain a sense of social anxiety. The movie is written in first person story and provides a report on observations produced by the speaker from his time in London. Blake illustrates a picture of the city as corrupt with poverty, sickness and sin - al.. .

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