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- Kurzbeschreibung<p>Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Englisches Seminar), course: Victorian Britain, language: English, abstract: From today's point of view the society of 19th century Victorian Britain is ei-ther regarded as having been secular or, indeed, very religious. Both claims have their shortcomings and neither conveys the whole and true complexity of Victorian society. The former claim that it must have been a secular society seems to be highly influenced by contemporary - i.e. secular - views on society focussing mainly on scientific progress. The latter claim concerning the reli-giousness of Victorian society is especially popular among scholars studying that period who often focus strongly on religious aspects. However, the majori-ty accepts the view that it is a combination of both aspects. Yet, it remains un-clear or vague and hard to grasp what the people in Victorian Britain thought about their own times. There are quite a few books which deal with the state of mind of certain individuals. However, there are only few books which connect the different notions of the Victorian mind on a broader level. Further research on this specific field of study seems to be necessary.<br>This paper will focus on the Victorian frame of mind at the beginning of the 19th century and will to answer the question what the Victorian mindset actually looked like. I will examine whether it was in a stable condition or whether it was not and what people were concerned with. Therefore, the paper will mainly deal with questions about religious aspects and its opposites. In doing so, the role of religion, the state, and the industrialisation have to be tak-en into account as they had the biggest effect on the Victorian mind. I will show how the different classes of British society reacted towards new ap-proaches of critical</p>
- AutorStefan Westkemper
- Seiten16 Seiten
- Gewicht41 g
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