The Victorian Era was the history of the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian society was broken up into four different classes, Gentry, Upper Class, Middle Class, and Working Class. Depending on what class you were a part of determined the type of diversion you got to participate in. Of course, the higher classes were involved in a wider range of activities. The lower classes activities were limited and not as diverse.
The decade between 1890 and 1900 expressed a crucial time in the United States of America’s history. Many people experienced struggles throughout this time while others prospered. Mark Twain suggested that despite the significant achievements of the United States, Americans experienced poverty. This statement is an accurate description of the lively hood people experienced in their daily lives during the Gilded Age whether it was positive or negative.
the boundaries of American democracy, demanding their rights as American citizens, and assert their very humanity in ways both subtle and dramatic. Recognizing the significance of World War I is essential to developing a full understanding of modern African-American history and the struggle for black freedom. "Colored folks should be
“In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment”. In the Gilded Ages the country, United States, was going through a lot in which people were poor and some seeking the opportunity to become rich. Many people started off with nothing when they came to this country and all had one dream and that was too become rich and successful. Many that accomplished this goal were risk takers and they took risks that not everyone took. In the Gilded Ages many people were poor and some were rich and there was differences that they had during those times which were living conditions and means of transportation. On the other they had the equal opportunity
If you were in poverty in the south it was very hard to get out of. Along with that they had no factories which contributed to people not being able to get out of poverty. Later on the south relied on the north and europe for many things such as borrowing money, farm tools and furniture. “ One southerner described the situation as a burial show to how the south depended on the north for so many goods in the 1850’s.” Most Southerners believed that if cotton remained king that their future for themselves and for their economy was
In conclusion, The Victorian Era the evolution of today 's modern society. In many ways the Victorian Era was the “rough draft” of today 's modern america. Religion was questioned, nowadays religion is a secondary thing and a lot more people believe in science and evidence to prove the existence of god. Victorian times set path for new beginnings for education, religion, medicine, and
In Charlotte Perkins’ “The Yellow Wallpaper” we are shown the oppression of one's individuality, particularly women’s during the Victorian period, where men and women became more sharply defined than in any other time in history. In earlier centuries it was common for women to work in conjunction with husbands and brothers in family businesses, but this had changed with the assistance of momentous events such as the Second Great Awakening that swept the nation and gave a rise to more active and optimistic religious sensibility, and the Market Revolution which led to the commercialization of economic life and the decline of household production and work diminishing the economic role of women. This concluded with the complete isolation of women in society. “The Yellow Wallpaper” represents this
It is no secret that men and women are treated differently still to this day. However, during the Victorian Era women were treated with very little respect. They were expected to be homemakers, and not voice their opinions. "The Ruined Maid" by Thomas Hardy and "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman were both written during this time. Even though these stories were written in the same time period, the protagonist thoughts about the Victorian Era were different.
The upper class initially benefited from the institutions (pools, theatres, and education)The wealthy members of society did not wish to live in cramped quarters any longer. The conditions were filthy and not living up to their modern expectations. They finally received what they deserved when they started moving to lavish homes outside the cities while the poor plebeians stayed in the cramped cities. The wealthy members could afford the new housing after Hausmann’s reforms. This included enlarging the streets, an expanded and cleaner sewer system, public parks, and pools.
The British set up and maintained full control over the colonies by the mid to late 1700s. Colonists weren 't happy with the way they were being ruled and therefore they felt they had the right to declare independence. A multitude of events led to the desire of being separate from Britain. Many argue that the colonists were in the right for splitting from Britain since they weren 't treated properly.
Opinions of what counted as poverty varied across England. Some definitions of what a family to should be earning changed based on whether the income included the cost of housing or rent. This variation on what counted as someone in need of finance assistance could also occur with
The essay I chose to compare Dracula with was “Kiss Me With Those Red Lips: Gender and Inversion in Bram Stoker’s Dracula” by Christopher Craft. The essay explains the sexuality in Dracula, desire, gender, and even homosexuality. Craft mentions his essay gives an account of Stoker’s “vampire metaphor” (Craft 108). He highlights certain and very valid points in the story of Dracula that breaks the Victorian gender role, writing, “a pivotal anxiety of late Victorian culture.” (Craft 108). Craft examines the usual roles of the Victorian men and women, passive women especially, requiring them to “suffer and be still”. The men of this time were higher up on the important ladder of that era. Craft believes the men are the “doers” or active ones in
terms of the seclusion of women 's rights, as well as the religious revival of Catholicism. The time in which Stoker lived was when Catholicism made its breakthrough in english societies. In terms of prominent time periods,"The Victorian Age is in fact above all others an age of religious revival" (Arnstein 149). Because religion was one of the largest changes in the Victorian era, Bram Stoker was surrounded by efforts of incorporating Catholicism back into everyday life. In addition, Stoker grew up in an environment where the "Problem of women 's emancipation in nineteenth century Britain was...recognition for their achievements" (Jihang 49). Men in this particular era had the ability to participate in anything they wished, while women were limited to their actions and rights. If a woman and a man performed the same action that influenced the society in which they lived, the man would be appraised much more than the woman. Also, during the Victorian era, it was "no surprise to see just how limited professional opportunities once were for women" (Jihang 51). Professionals of the highest rank were set in their ways of giving men the upper hand on every opportunity for prosperous and beneficial jobs. Bram Stoker lived in a time where good things were taking place, such as the amelioration of catholic rituals, but also where negative issues were prevalent, such as the seclusion of women.
Augustus Egg’s “The Travelling Companion” portrays two young women sitting in opposite direction inside a moving train carriage. The painting is almost symmetrical as there are many similarities between the two ladies. However, there are also subtle differences between them which enforces the main themes of this painting through symbolism adding layers of meaning in its reading.