Human Existence during the Industrial Revolution Period
Published 07 Sep 2017
Freedom matters the most but there are really cases that we no longer feel the warm of freedom and instead, we feel the fierce claws of slavery and foolishness. Considering the turn of events during the 19th Century Europe, we will understand that there was indeed a very good prosperity in their economy. The Industrial Revolution brought not only continuous wealth to the people but it was also the same reason why there had been problems that occurred in this era. However, it is so good to realize that the birth of |liberalism in Europe brought change and the people cared so much about the rights of each individual and asked the government to focus more on the needs of the people and not on government and money alone. The Industrial Revolution allowed the people to have a better life, an easier way of living and worry free chores each day. There was an improvement in the lives of the people in Europe, what was supposed to be individual growth from the start turned into nationalism and a call for wider development including all the countries in Europe (Carr). On the other hand, Industrial Revolution did not just provide Europe with an easy way of living but was also the cause of problems in the continent including social problems that was not intercepted by Liberalism and was blinded by nationalism and money-making.
The Industrialism brought social problems in Europe and in here was Child Labor included. Since most of businesses were moved into factories, process of products was made by the machines. More and more people lost their jobs and people from rural areas have to move in the city to find a job. However it is harder that their previous jobs. People or workers are more prone into being exploited. They work for long hours and do what their owners told them to do. Although there had been attempts to reduce the hours of work, it was not really that successful. The exploitation of human was already happening and both the children and the women were primary victims of exploitations (Wilkinson, 2009). There is fear in the hearts and minds of the workers but soon enough they leaned that they must fight the owners and let them hear their sides.
Factory Owner In the case of the factory owners who had been blinded by the income and the wealth this revolution will offer them, they were forced if not willingly enslaved their people. Although there was really no account the factory owners were really trying to do their best to treat them right, as the factory owner, probably listening to them and hearing their suggestions and better than ignoring them. Although they serve as people belonging in the lower class, it seems that it is better to give them the rights and the benefits they deserved.
In the end, it is not how the people were able to own any property but on how people were able to interact with each other and made yourself feel you were understand. The owner must first and foremost learn to treat his people with so much love and kindness.
- Carr, Elizabeth. Nineteenth Century Europe: Autonomy and Responsibility.
- Porter, Glenn. (2008). Industrial Revolution. Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia.
- Wilkinson, Michelle. (2009). Social effects of the Industrial Revolution.