Poverty In The Victorian Era

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The average life a person lives in this time period comes easy. Though we may have certain struggles, they don’t compare to the daily problems of lower class throughout the Victorian Era. Although there were many successful people during this time, poverty became a huge issue for the common family. Poverty issues influenced adults as well as the children. All ages got the enjoyment of life stolen from them in this rigid era. Lack of help would only ruin the these people as well as the time period as a whole. Poverty wasn’t always an issue, but came about with the increase of industrialism (Swisher 42). It was during the middle of Queen Victoria’s reign and was labeled England’s “biggest trouble” (Evans). The accumulation in population added onto the problem by leaving more people to be replaced by machines and eventually become poor. This era brought many people and there wasn’t a sure reason on why, but the size multiplied by as much as three sizes (Avery 123). Most explanation on why population built was because of longer life span, immigration, and survival of infants (Avery 120). The men tried to get jobs but all of the leftover jobs were unskilled and still left…show more content…
Although the rise of industrialism was a plus during this time, the damage left from losing jobs was a problem that should've been dealt with to make the era a better time period. Treatment of the poor was handled in a way that shows the uncaring characteristics of people alive in this time. Life was very difficult for those in poverty, and the social classes of the Victorian Era didn’t handle the issue in a way that would've resolved it. Even though this time of English history holds many problems and flaws, it did have some brilliant writings, art, and literature as an outcome. Overall, the point of poverty England reached was truly unnecessary and should’ve been taken care of in a better
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