Under the influence of Baruch Spinoza and his father, Dr. Despite his own religious doubts, a source of great anxiety for him, in several essays Arnold sought to establish the essential truth of Christianity.
His prize poem, "Alaric at Rome," was printed at Rugby. An Estimate God and the Bible: Inafter completing his undergraduate degree at Oxford, he returned to Rugby as a teacher of classics.
During his years there, he won school prizes for English essay writing, and Latin and English poetry. He graduated in the following year with a 2nd class honours degree in Literae Humaniores colloquially Greats. It was characteristic of him that he revolutionized this professorship.
Poetic achievement The work that gives Arnold his high place in the history of literature and the history of ideas was all accomplished in the time he could spare from his official duties. The Arnolds had six children: Between and he wrote Culture and Anarchyfamous for the term he popularised for the middle class of the English Victorian era population: In his writings, he often baffled and sometimes annoyed his contemporaries by the apparent contradiction between his urbane, even frivolous manner in controversy, and the "high seriousness" of his critical views and the melancholy, almost plaintive note of much of his poetry.
He felt that poetry should be the 'criticism of life' and express a philosophy.
Inhe published his first book of poetry, The Strayed Reveller. Russell in Portraits of the Seventies, is "a man of the world entirely free from worldliness and a man of letters without the faintest trace of pedantry ".
Thomas Arnold, he rejected the supernatural elements in religion, even while retaining a fascination for church rituals. Late in life, in andArnold made two lecturing tours of the United States.
However, it was through his prose writing that Arnold asserted his greatest influence on literature. He spent many dreary hours during the s in railway waiting-rooms and small-town hotels, and longer hours still in listening to children reciting their lessons and parents reciting their grievances.
But that also meant that he, among the first generation of the railway age, travelled across more of England than any man of letters had ever done. Life Matthew was the eldest son of the renowned Thomas Arnoldwho was appointed headmaster of Rugby School in EliotLionel Trilling, and Harold Bloom.
Despite his own religious doubts, a source of great anxiety for him, in several essays Arnold sought to establish the essential truth of Christianity.
Literature and Dogma, Arnold's major work in religious criticism appeared in Eliot's essay of the same name, critic Terence Hawkes notes that both writers consider criticism a seminal tool in helping society objectively examine its failures and successes.
An Essay in Political and Social Criticism.
After that date, though there were further editions, Arnold wrote little additional verse. Culture and Anarchy is also famous for its popularisation of the phrase "sweetness and light," first coined by Jonathan Swift.
During this time Arnold wrote the bulk of his most famous critical works, Essays in Criticism and Culture and Anarchyin which he sets forth ideas that greatly reflect the predominant values of the Victorian era.
His descriptions are often picturesque, and marked by striking similes. Early years[ edit ] The Reverend John Keblewho would become one of the leaders of the Oxford Movementstood as godfather to Matthew. However, at the same time he liked subdued colours, mist and moonlight.
Thomas — ; Trevenen William — ; Richard Penrose —an inspector of factories;  Lucy Charlotte — who married Frederick W. Critical scholarship attests to Arnold's prescience in his prose writings, in forecasting the problems and possibilities that would arise with the transition from an aristocratic society to a democratic one.
His use of symbolic landscapes was typical of the Romantic era, while his sceptical and pessimistic perspective was typical of the Modern era. It contains many of the ideas for which Arnold is best remembered.
He wrote verse for the manuscript Fox How Magazine co-produced with his brother Tom for the family's enjoyment from to Marriage and a career[ edit ] Wishing to marry, but unable to support a family on the wages of a private secretary, Arnold sought the position of, and was appointed, in Aprilone of Her Majesty's Inspectors of Schools.
This section needs additional citations for verification. Arnold was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford inand he was the first in this position to deliver his lectures in English rather than in Latin.
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