There was a big difference between both. Slaves had no rights, or freedom, and weren’t paid. Indentured servants were paid. Both can’t sell products they make. Bothe of them have a master.
In the novel Hard Times by Charles dickens the rights of children are explored and the level of abuse and mistreatment is surfaced in old Victorian times. The two young children of Mr. Gradgrind, Tom and Louisa, exemplifies the young who are rebellious and filled with angst in society in which they grew up in. They were forced to conform to the strict rules of their father, who pretentiously tries to give them a totalitarian up bring. This is further exacerbated by the classism of the Victorians society, most notably when Louisa is forced to marry Josiah Bounderby, who is thirty years her senior. Louisa is treated as a possession rather than a human being, as her father coerces to marry she does not love.
Marxism is the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society (Merriam-Webster). Marxism is displayed throughout the novel of Moth Smoke in that it is the central conflict of social classes between two friends, Daru and Ozi. In the beginning of the novel Daru is very critical of Ozi’s corrupt father due to Daru’s longing for the same social status. Ozi leaves Pakistan for the United States for a higher education while Daru is left to stay in Pakistan. When Ozi returns Daru goes to pay Ozi a visit and sees that Ozi owns two big Pajeros and a bigger home.
That doesn 't stop it from belting its heart out, though. It 's bound and determined to share every last ounce of joy in its soul. Thomas Hardy was highly critical of much in Victorian society, though he focused more on a declining rural society. He was considered a Victorian realist and examined the social constraints that are part of Victorian society and criticized beliefs and certain social constraints that limited people 's lives and caused unhappiness in the 19th century. He was acutely conscious of class divisions and his social inferiority.
Firstly, Steinbeck uses the character of Curley's wife to show how being a woman made it harder to achieve the American Dream during the Great Depression. Curley's wife is the only female on the ranch and the novel, which resulted in her being sexualized by all the men instead of being treated like a human being. She would be called degrading names like "tart" and "jailbait" and she would be
It seems that those differences caused sufferance and oppression to a plenty of people during the Victorian era. In Jane Eyre, the heroine was an orphan poor woman from a low social class, who fell in love with a man who is exactly the opposite of her in all standards. Rochester, a rich man belongs to a high class. The lovers in this novels will live a love story that is filled with obstacles due to the social class, religion and principles, and independence that Jane looked for. Although all those obstacles they will marry in the end of the novel, but after a long self-journey of education, independence, wealth and high class that Jane will acquire later.
Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy 's Progress is Charles Dickens’ second novel and was published between 1837–1839 as a serial. The novel describes the journey of young Oliver Twist an Orphan, who starts his life in a workhouse and eventually flees to London, in the hope of a better life, where he is recruited by Fagin, an elderly Jewish criminal, who is leading a gang of juvenile pickpockets. In Oliver Twist, Dickens broaches the issue of several contemporary topics of the Victorian era, such as the mob mentality, the helplessness of children and institutional cruelty. When it comes to state cruelty in particular, the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, generally known as the New Poor Law and with it the establishment of the workhouse as the bases of the welfare system of the Victorian United Kingdom is criticized by Dickens in his first example of a social novel. I argue, that Dickens criticizes the welfare system and the conditions of the workhouses while also blaming it for the shaming of the paupers and thereby promoting the forming of criminal societies to avoid availing oneself of welfare.
Nevertheless, causing the Americans to declare war. British had a reputation in winning many wars, but after the loss of manpower during the war with France it became hellish. Factors that caused hell for the British sailors were hard labor, beatings, low wages, and fear for their life. This horrible living caused few sailors to even go awol. In result, British forced thousands of Americans to serve and work for them.
It is evident that the narrator in “The Yellow Wallpaper” and Mrs. Mallard in “The Story of an Hour” represent the authors’ personal lives and oppression in women. Evidence suggests that Gilman based “The Yellow Wallpaper” off her own life. In 1884, Gilman happily married Charles Walter Stetson but soon became distant and depressed. Stetson was very overprotective and affectionate which caused her depression to severely worsen, and ultimately caused their marriage to end. As Carl N. Deglar states in his article, “Her illness became more severe, however, and ended in a total nervous collapse” (39-42).
George Norton, in his essay on Highlighting the Injustice and Brutality Suffered by Child Chimney Sweeps in the late 18th and 19th centuries states, “not only are the sweeps innocent victims of the cruellest exploration but they are associated with the smoke of industrialization, thus uniting two central Romantic preoccpations: childhood; and the impact of the Industrial Revolution on the natural world.” The social factors of the Romantic era were heavily influenced by the industrialization. Everyone was a victim of this change but those lower on the social hierarchy were affected most. For this, children were sold and had to labour; child labour. ‘The Chimney Sweep’ captures this injustice with rhythm and imagery, as a child sweep encourages another, “so if all do their duty...they need not fear harm.” Lev Vygotsky (1896- 1934) believed in the sociocultural theory. He believed that children learn actively when they are able to have the experience.