Miss Potter And The Victorian Era

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The movie “Miss Potter’’ reveals the true story of Beatrix Potter, the famous author for children’s book and the woman who made great contribution to the development of the Lake District. Through the movie, Beatrix Potter and also the era she lived in, were successfully depicted and several aspects of her life and work were portrayed in the most elegant way.
Miss Potter’s life is illustrative of the Victorian time she lived in and also contradicted to that era of British history. She was one representative of women in the Victorian era who were strictly bound by etiquettes and expectations from society. It was unacceptable when a woman of high class decided to tight a knot with a man of the lower class; moreover, one common sense was that a woman should marry the suitable man for financial benefits, not love connections. Miss Potter also encountered fierce prohibition from her parents when she persisted in marrying Mr. Warne regardless of their class distinction. Remarkably, Beatrix Potter made a tremendous impression on me for being against the current since she determined to follow her own career path as an author of children’s books and choose
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As far as I am concerned, the distance between people in Victorian era was much more emphasized than the movie depicted. Firstly, Miss Potter’s parents warned their children to keep distance from peasants’ children since they did not expect their sons and daughters get dirt from lower-class children’s hands. That was not the only case. As depicted in the film, it was normally unacceptable for two people of different social class to tight a knot. Particularly, Beatrix Potter’s parents disapproved her offer of marrying Mr. Warne due to the fact that he was beneath and the marriage would humiliate Potter’s family traditional values. The class distinction, somehow, is portrayed in such a trivial aspect as marriage life and social prejudice at lowest

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