children, women and classes in Victorian Times

Victorian Times 
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Victorian Times 

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Victorian Era

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Position of women in Victorian Times
*Poor women had to work

*Bad living conditions

* no rights to vote, husband was the boss
Difference between the classes:
*Rich women were supposed to be "the Angel of the House"
*Well-furnished houses & enough food, servants
* no rights to vote, husband decided on everything

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Slide 4 - Video

What about children?
What was the position of children during the Victorian Era?
In the different classes?

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Slide 6 - Video

rich children
raised by a nanny & spoiled 
hardly any contact with their parents
not allowed to eat at the same table
needed to marry a person from the same class

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PP in your reader on Victorian Times
19th century society
Optimism, for the middle & upper classes
Pessimism for the lower classes & poor people
Industrial + economic growth Economic recession: surplus of labour
- Bad living conditions lower classes/poor
- Reform bills to improve situation labourers (child labour)
Max. 48 hours if 9 years old
Chimney sweepers
 Emancipation: women's rights
Sufragettes: women's & votes
1918 :allowed to vote if 30 years old
1928: 21 years old
Right to vote for women & lower classes
World Power: the British Empire
Queen of Britain
Empress of India
Imperialism: GB doubled its size
The Sun never sets on the British Empire!
Anglican Church, very religious + high morals Religious doubts, Darwin "Origin of Species", no longer only Adam and Eve story, but evolutionary ideas

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Lower classes 
- Bad living conditions lower classes/poor 
- Reform bills to improve situation labourers (child labour)
Max. 48 hours if 9 years old
Bit of education...
Bad health circumstances

Sufragettes: women's & votes
1918 :allowed to vote if 30 years old
1928: 21 years old
Right to vote for women & lower classes

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Women's rights
Emancipation: women's rights
in GB called Sufragettes: rights & votes for women 
1918 :allowed to vote if 30 years old
1928: vote at 21 years old
Rights to vote for women & lower classes

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Types of jobs for poor women

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Slide 13 - Video

What was Great Britain named in the 19th century
The Empire where the sun never sets
Old America
The Indian Empire
The Commonwealth Empire

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What do you know about Darwin?
He has invented a new type of religion
His has written the evolutionary theory
He was the Prime Minister from 1850-1854
He was Queen Victoria's brother-in-law

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Who is this person?

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Charles Dickens' ideas
criminals are made not born
closely concerned with every day life (poverty etc.)
father had debts, was send to prison
rest of the family to the workhouse
Charles had to work in factory as a 12 -year-old

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Slide 18 - Video

Special for Dickens' novels (I)
serialised stories in journals (= installments)
literature available for a wider audience 
(cheap + information for people from middle/higher classes )
absurd characters and absurd names

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Special for Dickens's novels (II)
flat and vivid characters
most of the novels took place in the busy city
workhouse, childlabour
mostly male characters

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Slide 21 - Video

Oliver Twist
* Poor boy born in the Workhouse
* Sold for 5 pounds to a coffin maker
* Runs away to London
* Where he is "found" by an older boy
*  Brought to Mr Fagin, the leader of a boys' pickpocketing gang
* Lots of (sometimes criminal) activities happen
* Finally there is a happy end...

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Charles Dickens 
* Read exerpt of Oliver Twist in your reader
* Find a summary on "Oliver Twist" and read it
* Read the PP about Dickens in your reader
* Finish the questions on Charles Dickens in your reader

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subtle irony
Subtle irony: not immediately obvious irony. Use of words to convey a meaning that is
      the opposite of the real meaning.

...where on a rough, hard bed, he sobbed himself to sleep. Novel illustration of the tender laws of England. They let the paupers go to sleep.

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 Is Dickens representative of the period ( Victorian era) he lived in?

    He is a clear representative of the Victorian period. His father spent too much money
    had large debts and was sent to prison for that. The rest of the family was sent to
    The WORKHOUSE. BAD LIVING CIRCUMSTANCES. Charles(12) had to work in a shoe
    blackening factory for three years CHILD LABOUR
    He wrote for his own class (identification) and to make sure richer people
    also learned about bad circumstances of the poor classes.

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