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Industrial Revolution, Realism, Ibsen, bourgeois

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E 232
Sean Waters

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15 November Late 18 – 19 centuries: the Industrial Revolution Labor Consumption Family structure (social stability) Social structure (rising middle class) Soul/thoughts of individual – which is more important – the group or the individual? The family Shift (social/economic/cultural) Agriculture/rural → capitalist/urban Family-based economy → industry-based economy E.g., steam engine (James Watt) 1769 → steam boat 1807 → locomotive 1814 19 century writers/thinkers: sought solutions to social problems Interest in revealing social ills, social injustice (class systems) Problems of: working class/working poor, disenfranchisement of women, lack of education, horrific, unsanitary living conditions Utilitarianism, pragmatism: what works in truth Realism Portraying things as they are th A movement arising in 19 century, partially against Romanticism The realist Is a believer in pragmatism, interested in discernable consequences of action Believes in those things which are verifiable by ex
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