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  • The Importance Of My Wonderful Education In Skitzland

    preformed he noticed beautiful ladies were being carried like dolls. Complete features, but no way to care for themselves. During the Victorian era education was not only limited to the poor it was almost nonexistent for the female gender. “The girls would almost never attend school. They were instructed to stay home with their mothers and learn the roles of being good wives and homemakers as that is what they almost always ended up doing.” (Joshi) The women of this time were taught their sole purpose in life was to look good so they would be able to marry. Every action they did was practiced, even the way they cut their food; to the way they walked down a flight of stairs. All in the pursuit of looking a certain way. The workhouse was a familiar sight for lower class during the Victorian times. With the Industrial Revolution bring more people to the town overcrowding and low pay there was nowhere else to go. In the work houses the tenants were forced to wear uniforms and were separated from each other. During his tour of the poor, he is told how the stomachs are filled with cement and clothes are made of material to last eighty years. To prevent the poor from committing crimes and becoming a danger to men he is forced to work long hours with no pay. The only expense is his lodging after the stomach is filled and only set of clothes is issued. “It became clear to many that something had to be done about poverty in Victorian England, but there were opposing…

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  • Urban Working Class Life In The Victorian Era

    During the Victorian Era from 1873-1901, the urban working class’ life was unbearable because they often had to work from an early age in mines or streets, grow up and work jobs that no one wanted like scavenging for valuables in toxic water, and live in workhouses which was government housing for the poor. From an early age, a boy or girl born into the working class had to work to survive. Then he or she would have to get a job, if not they would have to live and work in the worst place…

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  • New Poor Law System Analysis

    In this essay, the New Poor Law System established in 1834 was outlined and evaluated fundamentally on how it works. It outlined the causes of poverty, some historical backgrounds, Chadwick and the development of the New Poor Law, diseases & poverty and the Laissez Faire ideology. The outlines also include the underserving and deserving, how effective the workhouse and how the social problems were addressed. In 1832, the government setup an agreement for the Royal Commission to explore the work…

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  • How Did Henry Viii Approach To Poverty

    point for many other poor laws to follow. Edward VI became monarch in 1547, aged just 9. Early into his reign, a law was made, which stated that vagabonds could be made slaves for 2 years. If that vagabond ran away during that time his tongue branded and made a slave for life. However, this law was abolished in 1550, and flogging was made the punishment for vagrancy again. In the same year, a law was passed by Parliament stating that every parish had to build a workhouse for the poor. An…

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  • Oliver Twist Essay

    Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens focuses on an orphan child, Oliver who is very poor and in an orphanage that didn't actually care for any of the kids there. Then when Oliver asked the cook for more food and fled to the streets of London when he wasn't given the food he asked for. Later on Oliver met Artful Dodger who leads him to Fagin and his “gang” of pickpockets. The orphanage hears about Oliver's escape and go into the streets of London to retrieve Oliver and bring him back to the…

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  • How Did The Industrial Revolution Affect The World

    During the Pre-Industrial revolution everything was clean and neat, women had nice fancy dresses and everyone attended church on Sunday, but after the industrial revolution the working class could no longer live at their own pace or supplement their income. In 1834 the poor law created workhouses for the distressed. They were built to be harming people from staying in relief and was used to separate families from one another. Poorhouse was made like a living hell to warn the workers from ever…

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  • Social Issues In Oliver Twist

    The social issues in the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens include poverty affecting children, child abuse, and crimes committed by children. In Oliver Twist, poverty affecting children is present during the Victorian Era in London. For instance, the character Oliver Twist is being described as hungry and destitute, which means without the basic necessities of life. “The hungry and destitute situation of the infant orphan was duly reported by the workhouse authorities to the parish…

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  • Social Work In Australia

    development in Australia has been widely influenced by the UK, the USA and faith organisations. Due to Australia being a young country aspects of the social profession can stem from other countries such as the UK. The UK is one of the notable countries that has helped develop Australia’s social profession. The UK has helped form ideas and ways to improve the lives of others. However, determining who needs help and whether a person was worthy of help is an important part of this profession. In…

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  • Analysis Of The 1833 Factory Act

    On the surface all seems well, Nassau seemingly cares about the condition of the poor, supporting a welfare type state, but in reality the intentions were not entirely humanitarian, previously the poor relief was funded through local taxes of middle and upper class people. As a means of reducing the cost, new laws were passed. The 1834 Poor law amendment act introduces the policy of “less eligibility”, the conditions inside the workhouses were made deliberately worse than the conditions in…

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  • Child Labor In The Victorian Era

    Imagine working an 18-hour shift six days a week. To most adults today, that would be unbearable, but for many child laborers in Victorian England, such labor was the reality. In Great Expectations, Charles Dickens portrays many cruelties imposed on children in the Victorian Era that reflected reality. Dickens’s portrayal of children in the Victorian Era was not at all dramatized and depicted what many child laborers faced in the Victorian Era. The creation of factories in Britain had many…

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