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Charles Dickens Hard Times. Victorian times I Economic context: The economy experienced a remarkable transformation during the 19th century. Distribution.

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1 Charles Dickens Hard Times

2 Victorian times I Economic context: The economy experienced a remarkable transformation during the 19th century. Distribution of British labor. Distribution of British national income,

3 The Victorian times II Social context: The Victorian times marked the height of the British industrial revolution and the apex of the British Empire. Before the Industrial Revolution, Britain had a very rigid social structure consisting of three differenced classes, High class, middle class and the Lower class.

4 Victorian times: Social context: - High class or Aristocracy: It includes the royal family, the clergy or church and the nobility, having a great power and wealth. They wer only the 2% of the population.

5 Victorian times: Social context: - Middle class: They were the fabric owners, bankers, shopkeepers,... In some cases they were extremly rich but they hadn’t any privilege.

6 Victorian times: Social context: - Lower class: Poor people and working class (workers). They were the 85 % of the population.

7 Synopsis Family with two children Problems Father forced Louisa to marriy a Buissnesman Louisa is obedient and accepts Louisa breaks the reationship and returns with their family because. She realises there are other Essential things in life.

8 Main Topics: Surveillance and Knowledge Fantasy vs facts Fidelity Escape


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