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"Dover Bitch": Mockery Of Victorian Values In "Dover Beach"
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....hose of his own period. Hecht candidly exaggerates the
speech, ideas and symbols in "Dover Beach.".
The first evidence of Hecht's mockery is of speech at the beginning when he
writes " There stood Matthew Arnold and his girl......All over, etc., etc.". He
take the soft calming words of Arnold and gives them a harsh Ne....
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....s of change by taking Arnold's "...the cliffs of England stand, glimmering
and vast" and transforms the Victorian idea of women into "...cliffs of England
crumbling away behind them,". This supports the idea that Hecht is aware of the
changes that are happening and he is envious of the way things used to be.
In short, Hecht uses the Victorian values shown in Arnold's "Dover Beach" as a
comparison to the changes of values of his time. Hecht brings reality to
Arnold's romantic poem. But in realit....
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