Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 3(1), pp. 14-18, January, 2015
Lessons for Britain in Marryat's The Children of the New Forest
1Dr Shamsoddin Royanian
2Seyyed Ali Khani
1Head of English Literature Department at Semnan University, Semnan, Iran. E-mail: Sroyanian@profs.semnan.ac.ir
2Head of English Literature Department at Sari Educational Office, Sari, Iran.
2Corresponding author’s Email: Seyyedalikh@outlook.com
Accepted 30 December 2014
Captain Frederick Marryat was born in a political family. His father, Joseph Marryat was a famous Conservative politician and Member of Parliament in Great Britain. For that, Marryat lived in a family with Conservative ideas and attitudes about his country. The Children of the New Forest, was written by his Conservative mind. This essay is dedicated to finding his Conservative sympathies towards the dethroned and the murdered King Charles I. However, it does not mean that his support for the loyal followers of the King was partial. He shows the mistakes of both of the sides and the essay will find a conclusion that Marryat made for the people of the Victorian era and the British posterity. Marryat also shows some elements of the Victorian society. He triumphs over the strong unity of the Crown and Parliament. What seemed wrong for some time, seems right now. This essay shows how Marryat reaches this conclusion. Another aspect of the essay goes to the love of the nature and Romanticism in the Victorian age and the English life before that era which is inherent in The Children of the New Forest.
Keywords: British posterity, Conservative ideas, politics, Romanticism, unity, Victorian society.
Cite This Article As: Khani SA, Royanian S (2015). Lessons for Britain in Marryat's The Children of the New Forest. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 3(1): 14-18