Presentation on theme: "Charles Dickens Hard Times. Victorian times I Economic context: The economy experienced a remarkable transformation during the 19th century. Distribution."— Presentation transcript:
Victorian times I Economic context: The economy experienced a remarkable transformation during the 19th century. Distribution of British labor. Distribution of British national income, 1801-1991
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.
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.
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.
Victorian times: Social context: - Lower class: Poor people and working class (workers). They were the 85 % of the population.
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.
Main Topics: Surveillance and Knowledge Fantasy vs facts Fidelity Escape