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The Demoralization of Londons Culture The culture of London degenerated in spite of its economic growth culminating into a society desensitized with its internal miseries up to the onset of the Industrial Revolution in the Victorian Age Londons commercial importance predestined its culture to bloom in theatre clubs coffeehouses music art and literature from alluring a mass of population that would enrich its upper classes However while capitalism produced great wealth and contributed to Londons rise to world pre-eminence it also produced social disparities exploitation and moral decline Nineteenth century London saw a birth of modern urban ills produced by the inequalities of capitalism Prostitution alcoholism crime and hopelessness Charles Dickens Hard Times described this capitalistic era as concerned with only economic self-interest devoid of pity for the impoverished that are trampled upon The upper class economic ambitions that curbed the working class to an economic misery that found temporary solace in immoral activities such as prostitution alcoholism and a loss of faith The in balance of wealth was the fountain by which the spring of culture emerged With the wealth acquired from the starvation and sweat of the working class Londons leaders maintained a luxurious image with their social life and an overabundance of food materials and servants Meanwhile most of the population struggled to survive under suppression A rioter in London once stated A gentleman needs to possess no more than one thousand dollars a year that is enough for any gentleman to live on Capitalism was without a doubt a factor that led to the disintegration of morality in London Working women were the most burdened by poverty From an early age many were victims to rape being too poor and uneducated to prosecute they had to settle for lower wages that men and when margined to starvation sometimes were prostituted for survival Most had become ridden with sexually transmitted diseases and were thrown into the streets to die Not surprisingly
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