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?
Victorian Era Name: Institution: Course: Date: The Darkness in the Victorian Era The Victorian age was a dark time for the children and persons that were in the lower classes. Charles Dickens, one of the renowned writers in his time, brought out some of the basic struggles within the society that were more than social ills. Some of the practices such as the abuse of children had been turned into social norms, where children were not only taken to be property, but they were also abused. Abuses ranged from sexual to labor camps. Elements of social discrimination based on class and women discrimination were also rife (Zeltser, 2015). The Victorian era is thus marked in the British history dark period