As time as passed, life for women has changed drastically in their social and personal life. As researching about women and their lives in the Victorian era vs. Women today, I was able to get a grasp on how much has changed. From their simple everyday lives of what they wear and their hobbies, to their job duties and family life; so much as changed that show how powerful women were and still are today. Throughout my paper, I decided to focus mainly on the lives of women in the Victorian era and today including; dressing, living, marriage.
Before starting my actual research, I drew back on my own knowledge of the Victorian era and was only really familiar with the way the Victorian women dressed. What automatically came to my mind was the movie, The Titanic. The Victorian era were between the years of 1837-1901, and knowing the year the Titanic sank; I knew it wasn’t exactly the Victorian era but as I began to research I learned that it was called Vintage Victorian, which is why it shows similarities (Vintage Victorian). The use of Corsets, hoopskirts were common in the Victoria era in the 19th century. Having these styles, exaggerating women’s breasts and hips showed that during this time, sex seemed to be a target (BBC). And because of the way woman dressed, it automatically gave titles to them; such as, if you saw a woman and payed attention to what she was wearing, you would know what role she plays in everyday life.
On the other hand, women living in today’s society don’t necessarily compare to those of the Victorian Era. However, there are plenty of similarities between the two different eras. Still today, women are usually given titles because of the way they may dress. If a woman dresses in ...
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... and then soon mother. One of the weird things I read was that if a woman is not a mother, many look down upon her and think of her as a failure (BBC). I believe that marriage was one of the important parts of life that changed in these two different eras and it surely continues to change.
Overall, this research paper helped me gain so much more knowledge on how just the simple ways of life; dressing, living and marriage, change so much and how each show how people’s views on others are affected. Each surely have their positive changed but there were some that I believe changed in a wrong way. I believe this was a good topic for this class because it gave me the opportunity to study 2 different cultures and how much each changed. I learned how to view things in a holistic perspective and not just use my knowledge that may even be stereotyping.
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