Role Of Women During Nineteenth Century Britain

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Catalina Morton Mrs. Dixon Senior British English December 9th, 2014 The Role of Women in Mid 19th Century Britain The roles of women have always been a big part of British society. Women have been placed in domestic and less authoritative roles, as compared to the roles that men have been placed in which was to be the provider, and as the leader. Much of the population of the early Victorian era Britain were learning to cope with the new form of labor that was coming about which is known as the industrial revolution. At the same time that men were starting to go way from home to work, more women were looked upon to be the homekeepers and to bear children. After the establishment of cities and a larger middle class women began to try and advance in society and to be treated more equally. This however, was not an easy feat as women were very much seen as lesser to men. The roles given to women of the mid 19th century were usually not equal to men and had effects on them with struggling to gain their own independence from the domesticated and the hardships ,both physical and emotional of bearing many children and not being educated. Women because of their physicality have for most of history been thought as lesser or not as worthy as men. They had been accustomed to being at home doing the domestic chores as one would call them and to bear and take care of those children (if a nanny was not).A woman 's purpose was thought to be a wife and a mother. If a woman was not married or had not “given” children to her husband she was looked down upon. Women had been thought to have “now achieved true womanhood if they responded emotionally to their infants and bonded with them through breast-feeding and constant attendance” (BBC ar... ... middle of paper ... the 19th Century, Introduction." Internationalizing Feminism in the 19th Century, Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. . "Looking at History." : Women in Politics: 1800-1850, a Period of Dislocation. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. . "Portrait of Women during the 1850s." Portrait of Women during the 1850s. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Dec. 2014. . "The Family and Class Structure in Mid-19th Century Europe." The Family and Class Structure in Mid-19th Century Europe. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Dec. 2014. . "Spartacus Educational." Spartacus Educational. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Dec. 2014. .
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