children, women and classes in Victorian Times

Victorian Times 
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Victorian Times 

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

Victorian Era

Slide 2 - Woordweb

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

Slide 3 - Tekstslide

Slide 4 - Video

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

Slide 5 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

 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

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Types of jobs for poor women

Slide 12 - Tekstslide

Slide 13 - Video

Female writers in the 19th century 
The Brontë sisters:
Charlotte, Emily and Anne

Slide 14 - Tekstslide

A quick guide to the Brontë sisters 
What type of girls were these Brontë sisters:
little contact/shy
Emily sharp characters
Did not opt for marriage, governesses

wrote under a pseudonym

Slide 15 - Tekstslide

Slide 16 - Video

Slide 17 - Video

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

Slide 18 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 19 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 20 - Tekstslide

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...

Slide 22 - Tekstslide

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

Slide 23 - Tekstslide