By Leonee Ormond
Throughout his lengthy operating existence, Tennyson used to be experimenting with new varieties and topics. commonly learn in a number of disciplines, he responsed to a number of the personalities, occasions and discoveries of the Victorian age. nonetheless commonly considered as an apologist for the 'establishment', Tennyson was once continually an interloper. Scourged by way of reviewers, and haunted through his personal worried disposition, Tennyson persisted years of depression. even if the tide grew to become in 1850 Tennyson remained a stern critic of his contemporaries.
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Tennyson was horrified by the idea of violent revolution. An early poem, 'Come hither, canst thou tell me if this skull', expressed a feeling of revulsion from mob rule in its account of the sacking of the royal tombs at St Denis in 1793: (Oh! souls without a thought Save the blind impulse of the brutal zeal Which urges the mad populace to vent Upon the breathless dead that cannot feel, The fury of their senseless chastisement). (Ricks, I, 166) The revolution of 1830, which resulted in the replacement of the Bourbon Charles X by the Orleanist Louis Philippe, intensified English interest in French political life.
This friend did not make demands to which he felt unable to respond. Intense friendships between young men are today construed as homosexual. Emotional support in this case lacked any overt sexual expression. In later life, however, Tennyson felt some need to defend In Memoriam and the memory of his friend from such an imputation. He vigorously denied that he had ever addressed Hallam with endearments. Whether sexually attracted or not, the two men were bound by a love that was deep, generous and remarkably unpossessive.
15 Cambridge 21 Jack Kolb is surely right in detecting in Hallam a fear of intimacy. A magnet to others, he feared the dependency which attraction brought. With Tennyson, Hallam stood on equal terms. This friend did not make demands to which he felt unable to respond. Intense friendships between young men are today construed as homosexual. Emotional support in this case lacked any overt sexual expression. In later life, however, Tennyson felt some need to defend In Memoriam and the memory of his friend from such an imputation.