Wider Reading: Social Problems

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  • Wider Reading: Social Problems
    • Drama
      • A Woman of No Importance
        • 'The less said about life's sores the better.'
        • 'It is the problem of slavery. And we are trying to solve it by amusing the slaves.
      • Mrs Warren's Profession
        • 'What did they get by their respectability... one of them worked in a white lead factory... until she died of white lead poisoning.'
      • The Importance of Being Earnest
        • 'If the lower classes don't set us a good example, what on earth is the use of them?'
    • Prose
      • Hard Times
        • 'Inhabited by people equally like one another... to whom everyday was the same as yesterday.'
      • Oliver Twist
        • 'The very rats, which here and there lay putrifying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.'
      • Mary Barton
        • 'We're the slaves as long as we can work, we pile up their fortunes with the sweat of our brows, and yet we are to live as separate as if we were in two worlds.'
      • Tess of the D'ubervilles
        • 'the baby's offence against society in coming into the world was forgotten by the girl-mother.'


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