Most of these kids are working for money around machines most parents today wouldn’t let their 16yr old kid go near. Many of these bad working conditions caused people to lose an arm or a leg, literally! Because people would work on machines without safety equipment and get their hand or arm caught in a belt... ... middle of paper ... ...cted and die or get very sick. Long hours caused people to be overworked and some committed suicide cause they couldn’t handle the stress of long hours and being away from their families, and this also is included in loss of family stability. The Industrial Revolution did a lot of harm on society and damage to the citizens of the working class.
The working conditions in factories were so bad during this time that it often led to sickness, injuries and death. People who worked in mines had to face many dangerous disadvantages every day. The working conditions in mines were very unsafe, with top rock falling on top of workers, often crushing them to death. The powder, smoke, and bad air caused miners to suffer from lung diseases such as “black lung”. Children also began to work in mines and lost their education at young ages.
Children are being controlled and tortured by others. They would love to break free from this harsh lifestyle; however this is not in their hands they are forced to live this lifestyle. This is the true story of child labor Innocent and young children are employed by industries and organizations that put them to work under very hard and cruel circumstances. They are forced to work for very long hours in dangerous factories and sometimes they are forced to carry loads that are much heavier than their own body weight. Then there are households that hire poor children as domestic helpers and beat them viscously and shout harshly at them when they make a mistake.
12) This quotation is a direct reflection of Oliver's hunger, and a child's opinions of the cruelty that they have endured working in this factory in the Victorian era. Many children, perhaps even Dickens, worked 16 hour days under atrocious conditions. Of course, children of the Victorian time period weren't always being labored; many were verbally and physically abused by their parents, and the upper class workmen of the English society. Dickens shows how parents can be cruel to their children as he does in David Copperfield, how David's step father beats him. Also when he uses such a quotation from David's mother when she says, "Am I a naughty mamma to you, Davy?
Child labor is inhumane and many children all over the world are being forced to work long hours without pay and in dangerous conditions. Child labor exists because of the high rates of unemployment and in countries where you find civil war. Many children work in such places such as factories, sweatshops, mines, fields, hotels, or in households as servants. Forced child labor should be illegal because it is against human rights and takes away the innocence of children who will grow up with little or no childhood. Forced child labor can be found in many places all over the world and it is mostly centralized in Asia.
Several companies and organizations are also con-cerned with the squalor these workers live in and their staggering working conditions. They attempt to not purchase products made by child laborers (Boukhari 2). Children all over the world are suffering from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse that transpires from child labor. Physical abuse is common place in sweatshops where children work. If the child becomes too slow, or makes a mistake or whines, the child could be beaten, tortured, or slaughtered (George 35).
The dangerous machines with unprotected parts made children susceptible to injury and death. If someone were to get injured, they were immediately fired and not paid compensation for their health care. “If a boy was caught wearing gloves, the boss would beat him. A skin condition that miners termed “Red tips” was brought about by prolonged contact with sulfur from the coal. Breaker boys’ fingers often became cracked, bloody, and swollen from sorting (Wagner).... ... middle of paper ... ..., (21 and over).
Children were put to work because in cities with overpriced rents and plenty of expenses, families could not get by on simply two incomes. Children who worked indoors were often exposed to toxic fumes, extreme heat, and dangerous machinery. Those who worked in glass factories often cut or burned themselves on broken or hot glass. Children in textile mills were forced to breathe in dust and cotton fibers. Many suffered permanent lung damage.
Arriving late for work could lead to a large fine and possibly a beating. Dozing at a machine could result in the accidental loss of a limb. People began to realize how bad these conditions were in many factories and started to campaign for improvements. There was much resistance from factory owners who felt it would slow down the running of their factories and make their products more expensive. Many people also did not like t... ... middle of paper ... ....
The workers only got breaks whenever the factory owners permit them and most of the factory owners were Social Darwinism or Rugged Individualism who didn’t care about their workers. The long hours of work resulted in exhausted workers which led to maiming accidents as people accidentally lost parts of their bodies to the machines. In addition to being maimed, many workers developed lung diseases due to long hours of inhaling lint in the unventilated factory air and workers with physical conditions were laid off. Worst of all, women in the factories were burden with factory work and house work. Suffering from exhaustion and diseases from the factory works, women went home to face problems, such as clothing, food, and children.