poverty mindmap

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  • Poverty
    • Social context
      • Poor law
        • was expensive £7 million
        • encouraged people to have kids
        • payed people to be lazy
        • encouraged people to be lazy
        • money from the poor law was taken from the rich
      • 1834 Poor Law Amendment act
        • Were like prisons
          • Had to wear uniforms
          • Separated families
          • Strict rules and regulations
          • Food and clothes were given in exchange for several hours of labour every day
        • If people wanted help, they went to a workhouse
        • Only gave money to the poor in exceptional circumstances
      • Reactions to the 1834 Poor Law Amendment act
        • Against
          • Cruel and unchristian
            • Britain was Christian
            • Treat others how you wish to be treated
          • Believed the law was about punishing people for circumstances beyond their control
          • Poor
          • Christians
          • Dickens
          • Future Scrooge
        • In favour
          • Believed Poverty was a result of immorality and laziness
          • Dickens
          • Past Scrooge
          • Rich
    • The Cratchits quotes
      • 'brave in ribbons
        • Mrs Cratchit’s ribbons might be a luxury but they are also a symbol of her desperation to make her dress look new and respectable.
      • 'the rarest of all birds; a feathered phenomenon' (p. 49).
        • However, she can afford these ribbons and the family does have a Christmas goose
      • nobody said or thought it was at all a small pudding for a large family. It would have been flat heresy to do so. Any Cratchit would have blushed to hint at such a thing'
        • The Cratchits are full at the end of their meal, although we have to wonder if this is because they don’t have enough to eat the rest of the year
    • Quotes about poverty
      • 'Many thousands are in want of common necessaries'
        • The charity collectors tell us that other people are in horrible situations without what everyone would call necessary in their life
      • would rather die
        • Most of the poor would want to die than go to the Union workhouses or the Treadmill.
      • a wretched woman with an infant … upon a door-step
        • It wasn't her fault she was in that situation, but there was no way out
      • reeked with crime, with filth, and misery
        • With this scene he shows the corrupting nature of poverty as these thieves enjoy showing what they have stolen to sell. What the rich thought the poor was like
    • Quotes about how people felt about poverty
      • Are there no prisons, are there no workhouses
      • if they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population
      • I cant't afford to make idle people merry
      • for on his brow I see that written which is doom
        • everyone is doomed
        • ignorance and want
          • two things that were dooming society
          • ignoring what's happening around them
            • show society that they needed to change
          • want
            • More than they needed
            • what they need to survive
        • it was written to challenge the views of the poor
        • show society that they needed to change
    • Tiny Tim quotes
      • he hoped people saw him in church, because he was a cripple, and it might make pleasant to him to remember upon Christmas day, who make lame beggars walk and blind men see
      • The child will die
      • Tell  me if Tiny Tim will live
      • Tiny Tim
        • size makes him vulnerable
          • doesn't moan about disability
            • feeble voice-sounds ill
            • despite disability as active as can be
            • loved in the family most by bob
              • we know he's gonna die next christmas
            • Family knows he's gonna die they fear it
      • Withered hand

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