The Victorian Period: Social Reforms
It is an undeniable fact that novel writing and other fictions stories considered as very constructive and productive in social conditions improvement and other developments because the writers reflect the true picture of the society by reflecting the social inequalities and human maltreatment in front of the public. These reflections provoke new spirit of change among the nation and they can speak bravely in order to bring change in their desired manner. In numerous eras we have seen different writers who have criticized a lot on the social destruction and other inhuman actions so finally the society members get enough awareness through such piece of writings and they brought remarkable change in their lives. Similarly when we talk about the Victorian-era so there were two most renowned writers Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë they have done a great deal of criticism in order to bring remarkable change in the society by reflecting the actual picture of the society by their creative thinking and constructive novel writing.
Authors & Novel
In this study we have selected two writers Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë’s and their respective works are Hard Times & Jane Eyre.
Social criticisms conveyed in the two novels
These both novels immensely talk about the value and women in the society. Although at that point of time women were not treated well enough and they were empowered with the authority and recognition. These two writers specifically talk about the wrong doing with women in the society. Their novel writing not only created huge value for the women but society also started to consider the women as a valuable asset of the society that play very important role in society development.
Victorian Values portrayed in the two novels
These both novels deeply talk about the human treatment and human equality. Unequal treatment was very common at that point of time so these both novels work to remove numerous racial discrimination and both authors tried to make people realize that everybody is equal in this world and we need to treat everybody equally and fairly.
Block Method Point-by-Point Method
Charlotte Brontë Jane Eyre
Point 1: Jane then relents and marries Rochester. Jane made the journey from explosive, to independent, to in love; a true journey for a woman in the Victorian era.
Point 2: "My future husband was becoming to me my whole world; and more than the world: almost my hope of heaven. He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun. I could not, in those days, see God for his creature: of whom I had made an idol." (Brontë: ch 25)
Point 3: "Women are to be very calm generally, but women feel just as men feel." (Brontë: 113)
Charles Dickens’s Hard Times
Point 1: "Some persons hold," he pursued, still hesitating, "that there is wisdom of the Head, and that there is wisdom of the Heart.
Herein lay the spring of the mechanical art and mystery of educating the reason without stooping to the cultivation of the sentiments and affections. Never wonder. By means of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, settle everything somehow and never wonders.
Point 3: Day was shining radiantly upon the town then, and the bells were going for the morning work. Domestic fires were not yet lighted, and the high chimneys had the sky to themselves. Puffing out their poisonous volumes, they would not be long in hiding it; but, for half an hour, some of the many windows were golden, which showed the Coketown people a sun eternally in eclipse, through a medium of smoked glass.
In all the above covered sentences it has been very much cleared that these both writers were purely intended to discuss the social constructional and development just to bring the development in the society for better human being.
Victorian writing controlled the key rudiments of Gothic images, society, Byronic champions, and around and smooth characters. Charles Dickens and Charlotte Brontë were modification authors and they situate the average for prospect books, not merely in their epoch, but in outlook ages. Their books, Great Expectations and Jane Eyre, correspondingly, are still fascinating by person who reads in the twenty first century. An accurate optimal work of art will live through the ages. Novels are fashioned to show the thoughts and attitudes of the epoch, which the above mentioned discussion did.