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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...

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Gender Roles In The Victorian Era

During the Victorian Era, gender roles were of great significance in society. Men and women had specific duties and expectations due to the gender ideologies of the time. Victorian authors and poets like Charlotte Bronte and Elizabeth Barrett Browning and contemporary author Jasper Fforde utilize characters in their works to portray gender roles of the Victorian Era. However, rather than reflecting the true gender roles, the characters defy them. The incorporation of gender roles in pieces of literature...

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Health and Sanitation in the Victorian Era

today. People believed many superstitions over facts, didn’t support hospitals, and thought that being dissected for scientific study was the worst fate for a soul. Nonetheless, health and science made great advancements and discoveries in the Victorian Era. By the 19th century medicine made ample advances through the work of doctors and scientists that refused to use pseudoscience to answer medical and scientific questions. Surgeon John Hunter developed the medical community’s understanding of...

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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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Strenuous Life Victorian Era

patriotism and due to the women movements and other factors, the American way was becoming too feminized for his liking. All of this happening during the Victorian Era, the factors that aided the “Strenuous Life” during this time would be modern day urbanization and industrialization, the rise of Christianity, and the women of America. The Victorian people were obsessed with work. They believed in free labor and had strong work ethics therefore resulting in the rise of urbanization and industrialization...

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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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The Victorian Era in England

The Victorian Era in England The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity, refined sensibilities and national self-confidence for Britain. Some scholars date the beginning of the period in terms of sensibilities and political concerns to the passage of the Reform Act 1832. The era was preceded by the Georgian period and followed by the Edwardian period. New Technology ...

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Disease and Treatments in the Victorian Era

Diseases and Treatments in the Victorian Era By: Will Kraemer September 28, 2011 Outline I- Introduction: the thoughts and ideas about diseases. II- Body: living conditions/ why they got sick 1. How the filth and grime led to diseases 2. Home-remedies 3. Death III- Body: Diseases 1. Cholera 2. Tuberculosis 3. Typhus IV- Body: Treatments and medical discoveries 1. Why they started caring about sanitation and hygiene 2. How they cured it before...

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The Victorian Era and the French Lieutenant's Woman

The Victorian Era and The French Lieutenant's Woman The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film of historical fiction, contrasting present day relationships, morality and industry with that of the Victorian era in the 1850s. It is an adaptation of a novel by John Fowles, the script was written by Harold Pinter. The setting is in England, Lyme and London specifically, where Charles, a Darwinian scientist is courting the daughter of a wealthy businessman. The film depicts Charles as...

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Religion of the Victorian Era: Faith in Crisis

English 2323 25 July 2011 Religion of the Victorian Era: Faith in Crisis “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”(Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities) The Victorians had a society comparable to ours with an explosion of ideas and innovation. Today our American society is famous for being a “melting pot.” Each individual has a different background where they...

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