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During Queen Victorias rein the simpler and less complicated issues were the better The time of Charles Darwin publication of Origin of Species this rocked the traditional Christian culture with question about philosophy and faith The spark given by Darwin many artists like Thomas Hardy gave their own opinion of the Victorian culture and the changes need to go forward Looking into one of Hardys works Tess of the dUrberville he addresses multiple issues in English culture particularly the social pyramid and feminism Hardy takes more a humanistic point of view versus traditional writers of his time and with his view Tess strays away from the traditional roles of women in society and creates her own independency yet with her struggles Tess finds herself obeying the status quo and submits to men who have power over her The custom in the Queens time for women was to either trade goods during tea time or sell the craft below its worth of each craft like knitting Also absolute silence in the church but the role of domestication allowed a standard for each family to function efficiently Shown by an article on BBC online under the Victorian Britain history this particular time period 1837-1901 the optimal period of excellence this symbolized women at the position of family motherhood and respectability that Queen Victoria imaged BBC News In Tess of the dUrbervilles it shows that Tess centers the family in efficiency because she sure that her younger siblings were fed assist to their needs especially after Tess dropped out of school Joan Durbeyfield her mother has accepted the means of impoverishment and does not help in the well-being of her own children because she relies on Tess to do her own responsibilities in addition to Tess own chores Even though Tess and her mother shift roles in the novel both women still tried to provide an income to compensate the fathers lack of work The women struggled to
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