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Characteristics of the Victorian age

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Characteristics of the Victorian age

  1. 1. Prepared by: Gohil. Devikaba. J Roll no.: 05 Course No.:06 Course Name: The Victorian Literature Topic Name: Characteristics of the Victorian Age Enrolment No. : Pg14101015 S. B. GARDI DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH M.K.BHAVNAGAR UNIVERSITY
  2. 2. • It was the time exactly comes after the Romantic age. • The Victorian Age starts with the region of the Queen Victoria means from 1837. Brief introduction of the age:
  3. 3. • This age is also known as ‘The Age of Compromise’. • William. J. Long in his book writes for this age ‘THE MODERN PERIOD OF PROGRESS AND UNREST’ Brief introduction of the age:
  4. 4. Characterist ics of The Victorian Age Morality The Revolt Intellectual Developments The New Education Industrial Revolution
  5. 5. • This shows that slowly the people were losing the free meaning of literature and that is why during this time novel as well as prose was the popular forms. • We read the fun and sentiment of Dickens, the social miniatures of Thackeray, or the psychological studies of George Eliot, we find in almost every case a definite purpose to sweep away error and to reveal the underlying truth of human life. Immorality of mortality starts during this time. Morality:
  6. 6. • During this time the human revolution theory was proved by Darwin. • So, now God was not one of the tool to create fear among the people. • So, there was a kind of conflict between religion and science. The Revolt:
  7. 7. • ‘On the Origin of Species’ (1859) of Darwin shook to its foundations scientific thought. • The first photographs were taken in the 1830s. • The very first electric train was invented by a German in 1879. Intellectual Developments:
  8. 8. • The Victorians came up with the idea that all children should go to school, and they checked to make sure the schools were up to scratch too. • They were the first people to ask whether it was right to allow children to work. They introduced laws saying what you could and could not expect children to do. The New Education:
  9. 9. • The Industrial Revolution rapidly gained pace during Victoria's reign because of the power of steam. Victorian engineers developed bigger, faster and more powerful machines that could run whole factories. This led to a massive increase in the number of factories. • By 1870, over 1,00,000 steam engines were at work throughout Britain. Industrial Revolution:

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