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Social History - London

Social History - London

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Published by: dstevens11 on Sep 22, 2010
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Social History London
Christy L., Dallas S., Tina S.
 
Purpose
B
y understanding the setting,we can better understand thebooks.
 
Th
e Bad and t
h
e Ugly
A
large portion of Victorian literature set in thecity paints an
unflattering
picture of the urbansetting.
In Dickens Great Expectations
 
, when Pip first seesLondon:
The shameful place, Pip says, describingSmithfield,
being all asmear with filth and fat andblood and foam seemed to stick to me.
(Smithfield was an inner city meat market that killedcattle on site, and was later shut down for itsunsanitary behaviors.)

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