Victorian Era Research Paper

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Navid Eskandary English 2H Mrs. Moskovitz Period 5 8 May 2013 Victorian Era Research Paper Charlotte Bronte was a famous writer during the Victorian Era. She went to the “ Clergy Daughters’ School at Cowan Bridge in the parish of Tunstall” (Charlotte Bronte), when she was younger. She wrote poems with the “characteristics modes of the Victorian period” (Charlotte Bronte). One of her most famous works was Jane Eyre, a novel that completely contradicted many beliefs during the Victorian Era. Jane Eyre is very similar to the Victorian Era in life styles, gender roles, and education. Part of Charlotte’s own life was also incorporated into the novel. The Victorian Era was when Queen Victoria was ruler. “The Victorian Age was characterised by rapid change and developments in nearly every sphere - from advances in medical, scientific and technological knowledge to changes in population growth and location” ( Shepherd). “Politics were important to the Victorians; they believed in the perfection of their evolved representative government, and in exporting it throughout the British Empire.” (Shepherd). Political movements were born and spread mostly during this time. Work and play greatly expanded during this time as well. Medicine was greatly improved during this time period due to increase in scientific thought. New technology was created and many lives greatly improved. However, just like Jane Eyre, wealth greatly mattered during the Victorian Era and a lack of it couldn’t be made up with knowledge. Life during the Victorian Era was very tough on everyone but the rich. “The displaced working classes, from the seventeenth century on, took it for granted that a family would not be able to support itself if the children were not employed.” (Cody). The children were forced to work because of their families’ situations, and normally their jobs had terrible working
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