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Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller - Woman in the Nineteenth Century, by Margaret Fuller In her essay Woman in the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller discusses the state of marriage in America during the 1800‘s. She is a victim of her own knowledge, and is literally considered ugly because of her wisdom. She feels that if certain stereotypes can be broken down, women can have the respect of men intellectually, physically, and emotionally. She explains why some of the inequalities exist in marriages around her. Fuller feels that once women are accepted as equals, men and women will be able achieve a true love not yet know to the people of the world....   [tags: Woman in the Nineteenth Century Margaret Fuller] 1136 words
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Nineteenth Century - The Nineteenth Century American The Nineteenth Century American was very different than the Twentieth Century American. They had different technology, food, laws, dress, customs, view of art and beauty, and family structure. They lived a lot differently than we do and they acted differently, also. They liked different things, and had different customs, also. They spoke English, but used different words and words had different meanings. The Nineteenth Century American ate many different things, but most of theme were simple....   [tags: essays research papers] 1132 words
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Nineteenth Century Literature Heroines and Conformity - Nineteenth Century Literature Heroines and Conformity By definition, a heroine is a woman who would typically encompass the qualities of nobility, courage, independence and strength. Nineteenth century English women would have struggled to accomplish any of these particular acts of heroism within their social environment as ultimately, their roles within civilisation saw them becoming a good wives and mothers and before that, obliging and caring daughters. Within this ubiquitous discourse of separate spheres, Kathryn Gleadle suggests that women were ‘encouraged to see themselves as ‘relative creatures', whose path in life was to nurture the family and to provide unstinting support for the head of the household' In this respect, the nineteenth century British woman conforming to this ‘path' would prove to be the heroine of that time as a free-spirited independent individual would have been cast aside as socially unacceptable....   [tags: Literature 19th Century] 1654 words
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Medicine and General Health in the Nineteenth Century - ... “Tabes mesenterica.  Tuberculosis of the mesenteric glands in children, resulting in digestive derangement and wasting of the body” (Hartshorn “Nineteenth Century Diseases”). Shortly after discovering the disease that affected children, people began to realize that consuming milk from cows contaminated with tuberculosis caused this ailment. After realizing the cause of tabes mesenterica, a man named Louis Pasteur attempted to devise a cure for the deadly disease. “In 1863, Louis Pasteur invented pasteurization, a method of killing harmful bacteria in beverage and food products” (Bellis “Milk- The History of Milk”)....   [tags: Health ]
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Nationalism: A Curse to Nineteenth Century Europe - Nationalism is most often characterized as an overbearing pride in ones country, or it could be a movement to protect ones homeland. To begin, nationalism prompted racism to transpire between different nations and ethnic groups. Furthermore, this domineering pride in ones country led to conflict including war to engage between nations. Lastly, Mr. Kozlov in the period rising up to this heightened time of nationalism, small countries were flourishing with new ideas and philosophies; during these nationalist times however, many of these old standards were destroyed....   [tags: Nationalism] 965 words
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The Impact of the Laboratory on Nineteenth-Century Medicine? - ... The use of the microscope helped mount an array of knowledge on physiology allowing a better understanding of how the body worked. Research in the laboratory allowed physiologists to discover the workings of the brain as a localised agent processing parts of the body from specific areas. The knowledge of the digestive system was greatly bettered with experts such as Claude Bernard who with experimenting on animals discovered the functioning of the liver and its manufacture of sugars. A picture taken at the London School of Medicine of Women shows the workings of a physiology laboratory in 1899 (Book 2, p.95, fig 4.3) and the research which took place there....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Nineteenth Century Insane Asylums - Nineteenth Century Insane Asylums No matter where they were, mad houses, or insane asylums, have the same basic features and functions. The views of asylum life changed drastically over the course of the nineteenth century. The growth of the number of mad houses during the nineteenth century is quite remarkable. Before 1810, only a few states had insane asylums. By 1850, most of the Northeastern and Midwestern states' legislatures supported having asylums. As early as 1860, 23 of the 33 existing states had some sort of public institution for the insane....   [tags: Exploratory Research]
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The Changes In Medicine In The Nineteenth Century - The Changes In Medicine In The Nineteenth Century The nineteenth century was one of the most important eras in the history of medicine as many new cures and technologies were discovered. At the beginning, many poor people still lived in houses without proper sanitation, worked in dangerous factories and drank water from polluted rivers. By the end of the century, social conditions had improved, medicine was more complex, treatments were more widely offered and technology was more advanced along with many other improvements....   [tags: Papers] 1560 words
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Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture - Renaissance and Nineteenth Century Architecture There are many different styles of architecture. All these styles depend on the time period, and the architecture. Today, many architects incorporate many styles into one building, giving it uniqueness. Introduction The dictionary defines architecture as the "art and science of designing and erecting buildings" (dictionary.com). Since the beginning of civilization, architects have been designing structures and buildings. They are sometimes conventional, and at other times, they are not....   [tags: Architecture] 762 words
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Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England - Orphans in Nineteenth-Century England   There is no denying that the nineteenth century in England was a time of tremendous changes throughout the social and economical spectrums. As the adults adjusted to these changes prompted by the Industrial Revolution as best they could, many children, in particular orphans, were faced with poor living conditions that limited their successes later in life. Although most orphaned children were fortunate enough to be placed into sufficient living circumstances, many of them were not as privileged....   [tags: Eurpean History Papers Research Essays]
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Industrial Development in the Nineteenth Century - Industrial Development in the Nineteenth Century There was a great deal of industrial development and change throughout the nineteenth century. It was a very wealthy era with many rich people and England was a prosperous country. For the poor people in England, the nineteenth century was a terrible time. If you were redundant you would probably starve to death. The novel "A Christmas carol" by Charles Dickens shows what life was truly like for the normal, poor people. In this essay I'm going to find out if Dickens' novel, "A Christmas carol" supports the view of former Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, that Britain was "Two nations… The rich and the poor." Work during the Victorian era was a tough and torrid affair....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England - Gypsies in Nineteenth-Century England Missing Works Cited Despite the important role Gypsies played in the nineteenth-century, they were not automatically accepted as equals in society. In fact, from the moment they set foot on European soil, the Gyspies were misunderstood and even feared. These feelings became manifest in prejudices, which led to discriminatory actions. At the same time, however, Victorian society found itself fascinated with these strange Gypsies. The gypsy motif in Jane Eyre reflects the ambiguous attitude of Victorian society toward Gypsies....   [tags: European History Essays] 2034 words
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Faith and Reason in The Nineteenth Century - Faith and Reason in The Nineteenth Century Throughout history, there have been many trends and patterns that have allowed humankind to learn from its mistakes. This reflection on the past is an important characteristic that distinguishes humans from all other life on earth. To make sure that humans do not fall into the same evil devices that our forefathers did, we must examine how our faith and reason has progressed through the past few centuries. Reason began to be the sole factor that effected the direction life was taking....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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A Glimpse into Nineteenth Century Brazil - A Glimpse into Nineteenth Century Brazil Esau and Jacob by Joaquim Machado de Assis portrays the tumultuous relationship between twin brothers, Pedro and Paulo, during the late nineteenth century; the twins symbolize the Brazilian political struggles during the transition from a monarchy to a republic. The brothers are emblematically born in 1870, “at the end of the Paraguayan War, a time when the Brazilian political elite split between conservatives and reformers” (xiii). The brothers fight; their most contentious arguments regard politics....   [tags: Brazil History Historical Papers]
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The Suppression of the Nineteenth-Century Catholics - The Suppression of the Nineteenth-Century Catholics Missing Works Cited   During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, vicars were under direct authority from Rome, and controlled the Roman Catholic Church of England. It was not until the early nineteenth century, under Pope Pius IX, that the Church decided to split England into several smaller districts, each headed by a bishop. London papers began following the growth and leadership change of the Roman Church in England. One article in The Times stated that "Rome had mistaken the High Church renewal, the Oxford Movement, within the Church of England for a Romeward move" (qtd....   [tags: European History Essays] 775 words
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Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism - Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism. In society today the almighty dollar is what motivates most people’s actions. However, there are other reasons that can promote a change within a system such as morals, religious beliefs, values, and ethics. During the nineteenth century, society was not much different from that of the present day as the economy remains one of the most important parts of the country. This is evident in the time period when the New World was discovered and numerous people flocked to the uncharted lands in search for prosperity....   [tags: essays research papers] 557 words
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Nineteenth Century Short Stories - Nineteenth Century Short Stories In this essay, we will try to depict the position of women in the 19th century through the short stories we have studied. We will be comparing the different views and roles of women in The Unexpected by Kate Chopin, News of the Engagement by Arnold Bennett, The Half Brothers by Elizabeth Gaskell and Tony Kytes, the Arch-Deceiver by Thomas Hardy. In those days, Victorian women had to get married in order to get taken care of by their husbands....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Emergence of Realism in Nineteenth Century - Emergence of Realism in Nineteenth Century During the mid-to-late 19th century, Realism, an effective literary and artistic movement was on the rise. There were many factors contributing to the strong emergence of Realism, a reaction against romanticism, an interest in scientific method, the systematizing of the study of documentary history, and the influence of rational philosophy (Chase). In Realism the details along with cause and effect of environment and of circumstance, become the grounds for exploration of human values and fate, which in turn places the emphasis on the individual and their social surroundings....   [tags: Papers] 709 words
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Nineteenth Century Prose Stories - Nineteenth Century Prose Stories In this piece of work I will be comparing three different short stories to see the connection between them. I will be looking at three of the stories that we have read and be commenting on the way that the different authors use the figures of fathers and stepfathers. Now I will give some background to the three stories that I will be comparing. The first story is called "Tony Kytes the Arch-Deceiver" which was written by Thomas Hardy. It is written in the first person but we do not know who is telling the story and he is looking back at something that happened in the past.....   [tags: Papers] 1250 words
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Family Structure in the Nineteenth Century - Family Structure in the Nineteenth Century Missing Tables Abstract Family structure in the United States has undergone a dramatic change since the 1960's. The percentage of female-headed households increased while the percentage of married couple households declined. This paper uses data from the Urban Underclass Database to explain the roles the transforming economy (from manufacturing to service) and the subsequent employment dislocation play in the family structure change....   [tags: Papers] 7829 words
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Women of the Nineteenth Century: Sarah Stickney Ellis - Women of the Nineteenth Century: Sarah Stickney Ellis The industrialization of the nineteenth century was a tremendous social change in which Britain initially took the lead on. This meant for the middle class a new opening for change which has been continuing on for generations. Sex and gender roles have become one of the main focuses for many people in this Victorian period. Sarah Stickney Ellis was a writer who argued that it was the religious duty of women to improve society. Ellis felt domestic duties were not the only duties women should be focusing on and thus wrote a book entitled “The Women of England.” The primary document of Sarah Stickney Ellis’s “The Women of England” examines how a change in attitude is greatly needed for the way women were perceived during the nineteenth century....   [tags: Literature Review] 780 words
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Mass Media, Political Strife and the Nineteenth Century - ... He took his readers to far-off locales, narrating his escapades as he experienced them, leaving his audience in breathless anticipation as to what would happen in the next dispatch"(28). On 27 October 1871, he uttered the famous quote, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume", upon meeting with the famous Scottish explorer in the Congo. In addition, this quote symbolized high Victorian culture, which was imperialistic (Berenson 23). Later on, Stanley would be employed by King Leopold II of Belgium to explore and occupy the Congo (Berenson 50)....   [tags: Media]
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Public Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature - Public Health and Nineteenth-Century Literature "To envy nought beneath the ample sky; to mourn no evil deed, no hour misspent and, like a living violet, silently return in sweets to heaven what goodness lent, then bend beneath the chastening shower content." -Elliot The concerns and problems of the people living in nineteenth century England differed dramatically from those that eventually challenged those living in the same place during the 20th century. During the nineteenth century the English were plagued with many epidemics, but lacked the knowledge and capability to successfully treat and eliminate these diseases....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Nineteenth Century Industrialization in the United States - Nineteenth Century Industrialization in the United States During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States experienced an urban revolution unparalleled in world history up to that point in time. As factories, mines, and mills sprouted out across the map, cities grew up around them. The late nineteenth century, declared an economist in 1889, was “not only the age of cities, but the age of great cities.” Between 1860 and 1910, the urban population grew from 6 million to 44 million....   [tags: Industrialization Economics Economy Essays]
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The Awakening: Sexuality in Nineteenth Century Literature - Pleasure's a sin, and sometimes sin's a pleasure. George Gordon Noel Byron (The Daily Muse) Everyday the North American media sends millions of sexually provocative images through the airwaves and onto television screens. According to a recent study, an overwhelming 56% of all television programs contain sexual content (Vieth, 2). Our society has become so immune to the representation of sex that, for the most part, it goes unnoticed. Although concerns regarding sexuality still remain, society's tolerance level has changed dramatically over time....   [tags: American Literature] 1169 words
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The Lovemad Woman in Nineteenth Century Literature - The Lovemad Woman in Nineteenth Century Literature   The lovemad woman was a very important part of nineteenth-century literature. The lovemad woman, originally characterized as a female who becomes insane due to the departure of her lover, was an important character in literature. From Antigone to Ophelia to Jane Eyre, the lovemad woman is seen throughout literature in various contexts. The definition of such a woman changed as the definition of what is it to be a woman in general changed throughout history....   [tags: literature literary criticism]
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Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility - Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility In the nineteenth century, many changes were occurring throughout Europe. Many of these changes focused on the individual, which was an important aspect of European society. However, many changes also focused on the individuals responsibility to the nation. During this time, many individuals demonstrated their right to self-government through political systems such as liberalism, while also showing their loyalty to the nation through movements of nationalism and imperialism....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century - Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century In 1829 Sir Robert Peel, Home Secretary, created a police force named the Metropolitan Police force, however the methods of policing were still very poor even with this new force in action, there was not the technology and experience of crime we have today. In the late nineteenth century there was an increase in major crimes like murders and there were a lot more street crimes like theft, this was becoming a growing problem. The main aim of the Metropolitan police was to deter criminals from committing crime rather than spending more time solving them....   [tags: Papers] 430 words
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The Education of Nineteenth Century Women Artists - The Education of Nineteenth Century Women Artists The formal education of women artists in the United States has taken quite a long journey. It wasn’t until the nineteenth century that the workings of a recognized education for these women finally appeared. Two of the most famous and elite schools of art that accepted, and still accept, women pupils are the Philadelphia School of Design for Women and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (the PAFA). Up until the early nineteenth century, women were mostly taught what is now called a “fashionable education” (Philadelphia School of Design for Women 5)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature - The Female Martyr of Nineteenth Century Literature The literature of the nineteenth century is abundant with stories about children dying, partially because it was common for people to die young. One of the most popular forms of the dying child in literature is the martyr, who is almost always female. During the nineteenth century, white men held virtually all of the power in American society. The only way female characters could obtain power was through transcendence in death, but white males already had power and thus had nothing to gain by dying....   [tags: Literature Literary]
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Sanitation and Medicine Changes in the Nineteenth Century - Sanitation and Medicine Changes in the Nineteenth Century The revolution in sanitation and medicine in the nineteenth century was a huge step forward in the public health movement. It brought about a major shift in the ideas of how individuals fell ill with a particular disease. While people used to think that diseases were sent by gods, they came to realize that illnesses were the result of germs, and could be controlled. There were new ideas about disease, and new discoveries in medicine and surgery that were a benefit to all people....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century - Law and Order in the Late Nineteenth Century In this essay I am going to write about Londonin the nineteenth century and also about the creation of the metropolitan police force. During the 19th century Londonwas different then what it is now for instance there was no major police force and most of the police was made up of volunteers. 75% of the crime in Londonwas petty theft; only 10% of the crime was made up of violent crimes such as murders so there really wasn't any need for a police force which explains why there wasn't one....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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Electronic Resources for Nineteenth Century Studies - Electronic Resources for Nineteenth Century Studies Electronic resources in nineteenth century studies (and the humanities generally) might best be described at the moment in terms of promise and peril. I say "at the moment" because, as we all know, any statement about electronic texts that is true today may be false tomorrow. I say "promise' because, as we also know, electronic media are promising wonders that could only have been dreamed of five years ago: searchable databases of an almost inexhaustible size and variety, immediate access to colleagues and scholars around the world; webs of content, context, and hyper linked materials that connect to an almost dizzying array of information; multimedia wonders of text, image, and audio files for classroom and scholarly use....   [tags: Electronics Education Essays]
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Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century - Agrarian Discontent in Late Nineteenth Century At the end of the nineteenth century the American farmers faced many problems. Industrialization of the farms caused many farm workers to loose their jobs. Many farmers began raising only one crop in large amounts, which led to deflation. This meant ruin for many farmers, since they had to pay back the debts they owed for land and machinery. The railroads, corporations and processors made the situation even worse by organizing together and regulating crop prices....   [tags: Agriculture Farming History USA Essays Papers] 712 words
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Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century - Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century After the Act of Union in 1801 the fate of the Irish people was in the hands of British M.P.s. They ruled the majority in Parliament and were making all of the decisions without much regard for the opinion from the people of Ireland. In order for the voices of the Irish people to be heard there would have to be a new nationalist approach to dealing with the British Parliament. Leaders such as Daniel O'Connell and Charles Parnell revolutionized strategies of approaching government....   [tags: Papers] 1280 words
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Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System - Reforming the Nineteenth Century Police System American cities of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries had problems with crime, vice, and disorder. Some urbanites complained about the extent of prostitution, brawling and robbery. Yet few cities felt cities felt impelled to make subsequent changes in the traditional pattern of night watch and unsalaried police officers before the 1830s. There are many reasons for problems getting worse in American cities. One reason for this is that serious crimes, by the standard of subsequent decades at any rate, were infrequent....   [tags: Law Enforcement] 4047 words
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Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England - Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England Throughout my research into the subject of the Irish in England's industrial north during the early nineteenth century, one fact became quite clear; contemporary writers' treatment of the Irish was both minimal and negative. I consulted many sources, Friedrich Engels, Leon Faucher, James Kay-Shuttleworth to name but a few and the reoccurring theme as pertaining to the Irish in all these works was mainly consistent; the Irish were a lazy, vulgar people prone to drinking and brawling....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century - Sensationalism - Sensation Novels of the Nineteenth Century The "sensation novels" began to appear during the mid-to-late 1800's.  The term first used by W. M. Thackeray, in his own Cornhill Magazine, was in reference to "a particular literary or dramatic phenomenon."   Courtroom scenes, corpses, secrets, adultery, insanity and prostitution were all staples of the novel's plot that would offer the many unexpected twists and turns of the story.  The author's goal was to have the reader feel basic sensations-shock, disbelief, horror, suspense, sexual excitement, and fear....   [tags: Literature Literary]
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Childhood Mortality in Nineteenth-Century England - Childhood Mortality in Nineteenth-Century England The issue of childhood mortality is written into the works of Gaskell and Dickens with alarming regularity. In Mary Barton, Alice tells Mary and Margaret that before Will was orphaned, his family had buried his six siblings. There is also the death of the Wilson twins, as well as Tom Barton's early death --an event which inspires his father John to fight for labor rights because he's certain his son would have survived if he'd had better food. In Oliver Twist, Dick's early death is typical of workhouse children who never recover from years of chronic malnutrition....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Nineteenth Century Education in Jane Eyre - Nineteenth Century Education in Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte was born in Yorkshire in 1816. She spent most of her life in Haworth, a bleak Yorkshire village where her father was curate. In 1821 her mother died, so she, her four sisters, Elizabeth, Anne, Maria and Emily and her brother Branwell were sent to live with their Aunt, Elizabeth Branwell. In 1824 Charlotte was sent with Elizabeth, Maria and Emily to a school for daughters of the clergy. While at school two of her sisters died of typhus, this is where she got her inspiration for Lowood....   [tags: Papers] 1082 words
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Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century - Women's Progress in the Late Nineteenth Century Women didn't gain the right to vote until the twentieth century but great strides were made starting in the 1840s to help women on their way to winning legal privileges and responsibilities.  Below is rundown by year of the most important laws passed in England to try to help out the situation of all women, especially working and middle class.  Just imagine what life would have been like before these laws were passed.  We read all the time about women who complain about being helpless.  How often is that claim believed?  Women were practically helpless and almost completely dependent upon either family or husband in the eyes of the law.  Unless a girl became a wealthy widow or stayed a pitied spinster she had no chance of being independent.  But as you will soon see, the road to change is a rough and repetitive one....   [tags: European Europe History]
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European Colonization During the Nineteenth Century - Motivation for Expansion During the nineteenth century, the Industrial Revolution gave certain countries in Western Europe a big boost of economic power. France, Britain, Italy, and Germany emerged as industrialized powers, with high population and high production. During a time when Social Darwinism was popular, it was only natural that these nations compete with each other for survival. The most important motivation for Europeans to colonize during the 19th and 20th centuries was to strengthen their own countries in order to compete with the other European powers....   [tags: World History] 691 words
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Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London - Overcrowding and Housing in Nineteenth-Century London From 1801 to 1851, the population of London grew from under 1 million inhabitants to 2.25 million. This was due in large part to immigration, both from other countries and from the countryside of England. Hundreds of thousands of people were moving to the newly industrialized cities and towns to find work, having been squeezed off the land because of the enclosure of farms. There was also displacement of the working-class within the city of London because of a number of construction projects....   [tags: European Europe History]
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Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India - Western Education in Nineteenth-Century India This page proposes to examine the history of English language and literature in colonial India in order to highlight why they should retain high cultural status in the post independence years. Inevitably this was an ongoing process when results of which reflect the fusion of a wide range of social, political, and cultural influences. However, it can be seen that certain policies and publications had a particular potency and effect. Through outlining the most influential of these it will be possible to register how their reverberations continue to impinge upon the social and cultural milieu of post independence India today....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1131 words
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Nineteenth Century Missionaries and Education in Bengal - Nineteenth Century Missionaries and Education in Bengal This paper is about how missionaries implemented education and how their reforms reflected the cultural, political, religious, social, and economical situation of Bengal throughout the years of 1793-1837. Michael A. Laird is clear to state that missionaries did not actually arrive in Bengal until around 1800. However, it is important to analyze the educational climate of England from whence they came. It is true that the state of education in both Bengal and England was in bad need of reform....   [tags: Papers] 2071 words
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Economic Expansion in the Late Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century - Economic expansion in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century was driven by economic expansion and sole beliefs. In the past the United States was an agricultural nation and based there economy on farming. Since the United States based there economy on farming they need to expand was necessary for the country to grow. However as time went on the slow transition between farming to big business changed the motives for America’s expansion. In both era’s however the United States was able to justify its expansion through national belief....   [tags: US History] 933 words
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Rights of Women in the Nineteenth Century and in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House - ... I won't allow it. I forbid you!” (Ibsen, Act III, 658). This also reflects on the marriage situations in the society of the nineteenth century. Generally, the women were no more than an accessory, or a doll to the men. Husband nearly listened to their wives’ thoughts and had a deep conversation with them. Second, Even though the women in the nineteenth century were expected to self-sacrifice to their husbands and children, their sacrifices may not be appreciated. They did not receive the respect and understanding they ought to have....   [tags: A Doll’s House]
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Narrative Voice of Two Nineteenth Century Novels: Middlemarch and Wuthering Heights - ... This leads one to visualise the respective authors behind those narrative voices as figures who admonish, look down on others with disdain or have knowing smiles playing about their lips.’ We can clearly see the distinction of authorial voice and narrative voice being employed by authors such as Eliot, as in many of her novels (for example Impressions of Theophrastus Such), the narrator is deliberately presented as a male, or ‘a bachelor, without domestic distractions of any sort’ , and we can clearly see her intention to separate herself (the author) from her narrators....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Charles Dickens and Lawyers in the Early Nineteenth Century - Charles Dickens and Lawyers in the Early Nineteenth Century Lawyers. In today's culture, just the word alone is enough to inspire countless jokes and endless sarcastic comments. Far from being the most loved profession, lawyers have attained a very bad image despite the importance of their work and the prestige and wealth that usually accompanies it. Were lawyers seen in this fashion when Charles Dickens was writing his magnificent pieces of literature. The image of lawyers of that time may not seem so different to the people who are about to enter the twenty-first century....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Law and Order in the First Part of the Nineteenth Century - Law and Order in the First Part of the Nineteenth Century In the first part of the nineteenth century crime was one of the biggest social problems. Crime was made worse by widespread poverty, many people wanted proper law enforcement. May crimes were punishable by death, so the criminals adopted the phase “better to be hung for a sheep than a lamb”. When Sir Robert Peel became Home Secretary in 1825, he made a properly organised police system his propriety. Up to now towns had only their caped night watchmen, with warning bells and rattles....   [tags: Papers] 927 words
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Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century - Law and Order in London in Late Nineteenth Century The British police force came to being in the late eighteenth century. By 1800 there were only 2 police forces in the whole of Britain, both of which were in London. One was the Bow street runners, which was set up in 1749 and the other, was the Thames River police force, which by then was only 2 years old. The main turning point for policing as far as London is concerned came in 1829 when 'Sir Robert Peel', the home secretary of the time, created and set up a new police force, the metropolitan Police force....   [tags: Papers] 820 words
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Research Essay - Antiseptic Discoveries of the Nineteenth Century - Research Essay - Antiseptic Discoveries of the Nineteenth Century In early times, like today, people tried to find ways to explain things that they did not understand. There was a time when mice and rats were thought to have grown from cheese left in the corner, frogs were believed to grow from pond scum, and maggots were thought to come from rotting meat. By the nineteenth century, scientists had abandoned this theory (called spontaneous generation) as an explanation for the existence of visible animals, but not for diseases....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories? - The Red Room and The Judge's House - Typical Nineteenth Century Ghost Stories. Nineteenth century ghost stories are typical of the gothic genre. They are referred to as stereotypical, because in the period they were written in, it was the practice to include several distinctive elements which are now exclusively associated with this genre. 'The Red Room' by H. G. Wells (1894) and 'The Judge's House' by Bram Stoker (1891) will be discussed in this essay to assess them as distinctive examples of ghost stories....   [tags: English Literature] 1499 words
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A Nineteenth Century Ghost Story in The Turn of The Screw by Henry James - A Nineteenth Century Ghost Story in The Turn of The Screw by Henry James The Turn of The Screw is a classic Gothic ghost novella with a wicket twist set in a grand old house at Bly. The story is ambiguous; we never fully know whether the apparitions exist or not and we are left with many more questions than answers. The Governess is left in charge of two young children, Miles and Flora, of whom she later becomes obsessed with, describing them as 'angelic'. She has no contact with her employer from London, the children's enigmatic uncle once there, sparking suspicions of the children being unwanted....   [tags: Henry James Papers Gothic] 5505 words
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