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  • Victorian Era

    The Victorian Era During the Victorian Era‚ social classes of England were newly reforming‚ and fomenting. There was a churning upheaval of the old hierarchical order‚ and the middle classes were steadily growing. Added to that‚ the upper classes’ composition was changing from simply hereditary aristocracy to a combination of nobility and an emerging wealthy commercial class. The definition of what made someone a gentleman or a lady was‚ therefore‚ changing at what some thought was an alarming rate

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    Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Victorian Context Traditional social structure • Different social classes can be (and were by the classes themselves) distinguished by inequalities in such areas as power‚ authority‚ wealth‚ working and living conditions‚ life-styles‚ life-span‚ education‚ religion‚ and culture. Working class – physical labour • Poor living and work conditions • Did not follow rules of courtships • Did not participate in social entertainment • Had very little chance for

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  • Victorian Era

    The Victorian Period Queen Victoria The Victorian period formally begins in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ends in 1901 (the year of her death).  As a matter of expediency‚ these dates are sometimes modified slightly.  1830 is usually considered the end of the Romantic period in Britain‚ and thus makes a convenient starting date for Victorianism.  Similarly‚ since Queen Victoria’s death occurred so soon in the beginning of a new century‚ the end of the previous century provides a useful

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  • Victorian Era

    The Victorian era was a period full of changes; the most important was the reign of Queen Victoria‚ who ascended the throne in 1837 and ruled the British Empire‚ restoring stability to the crown. Her reign is considered one of the most prosperous in her time‚ which eventually became the symbol of a period that took its name‚ "the Victorian Era". Queen Victoria (1819-1901) was the first English monarch to see her name given to the period of her reign whilst still living (1). The Victorian Age was

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    In the Victorian Era‚ the economic‚ social‚ and political status was one huge “tennis ball” effect. The Social conditions of Charles Dickens time were stable‚ and although there were clear distinctions between classes‚ they were referred to by “rank” or “order”. The lower class and impoverished people made up an estimated 70% of Britain’s population. 27% were of the middle class‚ and only 3% were classed as dukes‚ knights‚ and assorted gentry. Most people had little possibility of achieving higher

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    Victorian Era The Victorian era was one of good and bad where empires fell and rose as senseless wars were fought‚ people dominated‚ and advancements of culture and technology were made throughout. The Victorian era is called the Victorian era because England was currently being ruled over by Queen Victoria. The British Empire reached its greatest size under her reign. The greatest country she conquered was India‚ it was known as the jewel of the British Empire because it brought England so many

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  • Entertainment In The Victorian Era

    In the Victorian Era entertainment was the best thing. If you worked hard all day in the house or the field and you wanted relief. You would just find something to entertain you and your family. There were all kinds of things but here is the most popular one. You could go to the field and play sports or go to the field and hunt. Then you could also go to town and go to the theater. There they acted in plays and you could watch or perform. Also in theater you told listen to people tell jokes and you

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  • Victorian Era Femnism

    Victorian Era Feminism: Confined and Demeaned Imagine living in a world completely dominated by men. Imagine‚ just because of her sex‚ a woman is left powerless. Worst of all‚ imagine living a life of confinement‚ forced to be controlled by men with no chance of escape. Victorian women in nineteenth-century England lived this life. They had no respect‚ they had no power‚ and they had no freedom. In Charlotte Brontë’s‚ Jane Eyre‚ confinement of women is portrayed as the yearning to find the key

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  • Victorian Era Literature

    shape and greatly impacted the novel writing of the era. In the midsts of the reign of Queen Victoria‚ the poor went through a time of great struggles‚ however reforms were occurring‚ and an industrial revolution took place. Social changes and undertakings played a great role in the writing and themes of the novels of the era. After a time of transition from romantics to the Victorian era a “novel [was] a realistic portrayal of society” (Victorian Age 1). Society’s growing emphasis on humanitarianism

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  • Womens in Victorian Era

    The status of women in the Victorian era is often seen as an illustration of the striking discrepancy between the United Kingdom’s national power and wealth and what many‚ then and now‚ consider its appalling social conditions. During the era symbolized by the reign of British monarch Queen Victoria‚ women did not have suffrage rights‚ the right to sue‚ or the right to own property. At the same time‚ women participated in the paid workforce in increasing numbers following the Industrial Revolution

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