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' function daysToMinutes(numDays) { 'slideOutDown': 'slideOutUp' ); + ' @media (max-width: 767px){ .close-signup {top:0 !important;} }' $modal.find('.newsletter-signup-thank-you').fadeIn('fast'); onSuccess(); $email.focus(); Ophelia, in the years that followed its unveiling, became, in the public imagination, an omen of Siddal’s own tragic story. function setNewsletterCookie(cookieName, value) { + 'Thank you for subscribing!' setTimeout(function() { The painting was part of the original Henry Tate Gift in 1894. }, } document.cookie = prefix + cname + "=" + cvalue + ";" + expires + ";path=/"; if (prefix == undefined) { initNewsletterSignup(); })(); Two-and-a-half centuries after William Shakespeare’s Hamlet came to the stage, the tragic-romantic figure of Ophelia reignited the Victorian imagination in paintings, poetry, and plays. slideInModal('Down'); (including. signedUp: { In 1878, women’s author Mary Haweis wrote of the Pre-Raphaelites in The Art of Beauty: those much-abused painters… are the plain girl’s best friends. expiration_minutes: 5 link.rel = 'stylesheet'; // dataType: 'json', } // Append ouibounce to page checkCookies(); Pansies represent thought in the sense of being thoughtful, contemplative, togetherness and union. + '
' The Hogsmill River, where John Everett Millais painted Ophelia. (This is actually a plot point in the 2009 BBC drama about the Brotherhood, Nevertheless, by the 1870s, the very features had become widely admired in artistic circles, becoming further emboldened by the Aesthetic movement of artists and more widely embraced. found = true; Violets are symbols of modesty, often tied to the Virgin Mary, implying that Ophelia no longer cares about upholding shallow social norms in the wake of such a devastating tragedy. + '<\/div>' d.setTime(d.getTime() + (expMinutes*60*1000)); var initOuibounce = setInterval(function() { pagetypeforce = pagetypeurl.substr(pagetypeurl.length - 3); Students love them!”, LitCharts uses cookies to personalize our services. function appendNewsletterSignup() { + '