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Discuss the treatment of landlordism in two or more module textsThis essay will explain the treatment of landlordism in MariaEdgeworths novels Castle Rackrent and also The Absentee The essayswill look at how Maria Edgeworth depicts the landlords at the time ofthe Rackrents and Colambres It will also look at the main landlords inCastle Rackerent and The Absentee Sir Patrick Sir Murtagh in CastleRackrent and Lord Colambre his father Lord Colambre and mother LadyClonbrony in The Absentee These characters will be used to depict thetreatment of Landlordism as i feel their attitudes were typical at thisperiod It will show how they acted during their tenure as landlordsThe essay will also discuss the decline of the landlord population inIreland and how this happenedIn the late 18th and early 19th centuries most of the land in Irelandwas owned by wealthy landlords These landlords were mainly Protestantand they made up only 10 of the total population of Ireland Theselandlords rented out their land to Catholic tenants at high prices Thisresulted in tenants becoming unhappy with landlords as many were unableto pay these high rents and therefore was evicted There were manyreasons for landlords to be fearful of their Catholic tenants and thesurrounding Catholic community They were fearful of attack from a veryhostile Catholic majority who surrounded them The cause of this hostilementality was due to laws such as the Penal Laws which had deprivedCatholic of many basic rights and also due to the poor treatment fromlandlords Partially effective attempt to constrain religious practice and moreheartfelt effort to deprive of landed and political influence However in the novel Castle Rackrent and The Absentee peasant treat doesnot seem to exist as in did in most parts of the country There wasalways the treat do of attack due to the poor way in which both theRackrents and Clonbrony families treated the Catholic peasants Howeveras the essay will explain the treat of the Rackrent family came withinthe house itself while the Clonbrony treat
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