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...er man just because he thought that they were acting out of turn, he would respond genuinely and attempt to reason with them unlike the fathers of the Victorian Era. With no further thought behind their decisions father’s simply thrashed their children and talked down to them like a prison warden, leaving them with no example for how one should act in public. In an attempt to go against these bad parenting skills Butler points them out in this self-reflective novel and is particularly harsh about the outcome of this parenting style. Ernest and Butler both end up atheist and very isolated from society. Butler’s book and attack of the Victorian Era was used in ant-Victorian protests that involved a strong social uprising against the social hierarchy and how unfair it was. Butler’s personal story provided the protests with an example and inspiration for their argument.
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