Industry Quotes

Mindmap of quotations and their analysis centering around the industrial theme for the context part of the exam.

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  • Industry
    • PROSE
      • Carlyle, The Mechanical Age
        • "We war with rude nature"
          • Metaphor, industry is destroying nature for mechanical purposes
      • John Stuart Mill
        • "realises the imaginary feats of the imagination"
          • Hyperbole, repetition = nothing is impossible anymore
      • Dickens, Hard Times
        • ‘The ponderous wagons which toiled along the road’
          • Personification of slow steeds hard at work = hyperbolic as even the machines suffer from the harshness of the work
      • Engles
        • "Workhouse is a jail"
          • Extended metaphor
    • PLAY
      • AWoNI
        • Lady Caroline:  ‘In my young days […] one never met anyone in society who worked for their living.’
          • Many upper class people did not consider people who gained class through industrial wealth as rightfully owning their class
            • These statements reflect the changes occurring in the Victorian era in attitudes towards industry
        • Hester: ‘in America, these are the people we respect the most’
          • Although many also thought that working showed strength so they were respected
            • These statements reflect the changes occurring in the Victorian era in attitudes towards industry
    • POETRY
      • Mathilde Blind, Manchester by Night
        • ‘Monstrous sacrificial shrines’ 
          • Metaphor, deaths of workers are for the greater good, factories are shrines for industry
        • ‘Swathed within Universal hush’
          • Metaphor, hypocrisy of Victorian society
        •  ‘As life exchanges semblances with death’ 
          • Antithesis, life & death are equals in the factory (predicted future)

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