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How far can we identify Tennyson with the hero for Maud?Task 1
Many elements of Tennyson’s own life are reflected in Maud.Research and make notes on the following:
Hereditary melancholia and madness
Bankruptcy and suicide
Family feud
Love in the face if snobbery and opposition
Shattering of love
Death and loss
MaterialismHow do these themes echo Tennyson’s own life?
Task 2"Surely the voice of love never sang with a more passionatesweetness than in this night-song. What ethereal luxuryand flower-like tenderness it has, and yet with what a pulseand fire of passion it beats and glows!—"
 This comment was made about ‘Maud’. Discuss how far you agreeand disagree with this statement? Write a summary of the ideasyou have discussed supporting your points with details from thetext.
Task 3
Complete the attached sheet – encouraging you to consider Tennyson’s representation of women.Remember to support your ideas with explicit links to the texts.
Lady of Shallot Mariana MaudIn your opinion,what kind of woman isrepresented inthis poem?What otherinterpretationsare there of thewomen?How islanguage usedto describethem and whatdoes this show?Are there anylinks to Tennyson’s ownlife experiencesin therepresentationof women?How are thepoemsstructured?What mightthis tell usabout thewomen

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