Charles Dickens was not only an author but one of the most important social commentators of his time, who used his writing as a tool of expression for his criticisms of Victorian England. After reading the selection from Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times”, choose one of the following topics to find out more about, and write a clearly developed and well-formed research paper on your chosen topic. Follow the writing process and use APA format to cite sources used. Use the following two websites to help you in your writing:
Dickens was a strong champion for children’s rights in a time when children were treated as property. Research and discuss some of the abuses of children during Victorian Times.
Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times. What were the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism?
Research and discuss the role of women in Victorian England. What were some of the abuses of women?
Each essay should be well developed with a clear intro with thesis, body paragraphs that support, and a conclusion. Your essay should be a minimum of 500 words and have a corresponding works cited page of all sources used.
Social classes in Victorian Times Name Course Institution Date Research and discuss classism in England during Victorian Times. What were the social classes of this time? What problems were caused because of classism? During the Victorian age classism was common, and the society was divided based on the economic and social status, with discrimination of the poor working class prevalent in the society (Andrews, 2012). Dickens contrasts the life of the coal miners in the North who were exploited and mistreated by the wealthy elite, while working in unsafe working conditions. Class stratification in the society affected poor people disproportionately as there could only work in poorly paid manual jo