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  • Differences And Similarities Between Fithian And George Washington

    Both Philip Fithian and Goerge Washington record and immortalize the life of late 18th century white Virginian gentry in their diaries. In vastly different styles, both men describe the culture, values, power structures, methods of mastery, and relationships between men and women in colonial Virginia. As an outsider to this society, Philip Fithian creates a more complete and colorful picture than George Washington does. While Fithian’s account offers explicit observations about Virginian gentry, Washington’s diary provides firsthand information about his life as a member of that group. Although Fithian provides details that Washington neglects, Washington’s firsthand account allows the reader better insight into Virginian gentry life; using…

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  • Colonial Social Classes

    no help from outside the family unit. I found the group of people whom belonged to the middling considered “middling sort” or middle class to be someone interesting. I guess the reason why I did is because these professions listed in current time are considered to be of a higher profession, not middle class. These professions worked in trades such as doctors, lawyers, blacksmithing, and millinery. I found odd that these professions were considered middle class and not higher class, I…

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  • Rage Against The Machine Analysis

    classes were advocating for more rights and liberties. The poor, working class wanted more rights in the forms of protections and safety nets in their places of employment. These new laws ranged from the establishment of a minimum wage to worker safety laws. Unfortunately, neither of these laws managed to get passed. Some of the upper classes, however, had more success in getting laws passed. These include changes in the tax systems, lowering of taxes, and a kind of voting rights law. While…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Social Classes And The Norman Conquest Feudal System

    Anglo-Saxon Social Classes and the Norman Conquest Feudal System Social classes have changed drastically over the years. These classes had many changes from the 6th century to 12th-century Europe. In England, the 6th and 12th century were both in the Middle Ages. During the 6th century, England was ruled by many kings, but the social classes stayed the same. Then there were major changes in the 12th century after the Norman Conquest. These classes were a part of the Anglo-Saxon social system.…

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  • Criticism And Utilitarianism In Hard Times By Charles Dickens

    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens…

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  • Treachery In Ajax

    Dishonor on You, Dishonor on Your Family, Dishonor on Your Cow After Ajax takes his own life for having failed to kill his former friends, his brother Teucer defends Ajax’s honor by demanding he receive an honorable burial. The final stasimon of Sophocles’ tragic play Ajax revolves around the question of Ajax’s integrity and what it means to be honorable. While Agamemnon relies on societal definitions of nobility and alliance to denounce Ajax’s honor, Odysseus stands up for his new enemy…

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  • Manorialism In The Middle Ages

    Manorialism was the organized structure of the feudal manor, essential to how feudalism flourished. During the Middle Ages, the lords and the serfs typically lived within one estate, known as the manor. Given to the lord from an overlord of theirs, they were to manage and rule over the entire land, as well as those who lived within. Originating from the french word, meneir—to dwell, the inhabitants of the manor worked for the lord in return for protection and shelter, often living in that manor…

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  • Social Decorum In Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice

    The decision of Mr. Bennet letting Lydia go to Brighton cause a discussion of the possible outcomes and Elizabeth said to her farther, “Our importance, our respectability in the world, must be affected by the wild volatility, the assurance and disdain of all restraint which mark Lydia’s character” (223). Elizabeth is warning her farther that whatever Lydia might do in Brighton might affect their image and respect they receive, as that if Lydia breaks the decorum will bring an unfavorable…

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  • Tocqueville The Centralization Of Power Analysis

    Before there was the revolution, the French Crown did its best to concentrate the power to its hands rather than having it divided to the local nobilities, as it was done in the Feudal times. As Tocqueville explains in his book, the most vivid description is the centralization of power that leads to the crown: the crown employed in a nutshell bureaucrats, who were usually from the outside of the nobility class (Tocqueville, Book II Chapter 2), to do the works of the nobility during the Feudal…

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  • Kitchen Confidential By Jacques Pepin

    In Europe the way of passing down knowledge was through apprenticeship. From the middle-ages where they passed down blacksmith and butchery. To now where they do culinary apprenticeships. Jacques Pepin was one of the best to have emerge from this styles of learning. From starting right front the age of 13 with just learning how to work a wood stove to coming to America by himself and changing the entire cooking game. However in the other side only 30 some years later in America was a young boy…

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