Cultura International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology

Volume 20, Issue 1, 2023

Narratives of Sustainability in the Anthropocene

Seyyed Ali Khani Hoolari, Shamsoddin Royanian
Pages 125-135

The Role of Environment in Captain Marryat’s Novels and Victorian Culture

The environment is one of the salient issues that continues to challenge the political and cultural aspects of the society. The question that interrogates this paper is whether environmentalism is a modern phenomenon or has existed from the past? The paper also exposes the importance of the environment in the 19th century and its relation to politics. By focusing on two novels by Captain Frederick Marryat, a conservative and right-wing writer, the paper shows the approach to environmentalism defended by Tory governments in the Victorian period. Addressing also the topic of youth education through narrative fiction, the example of Captain Marratt's The Children of the New Forest (1847) and Masterman Ready (1841) offers insights into the relationship between education, sustainability and collective memory.