Today, if you search a definition of the 'Victorian moral values' in the Collins, you will find, 'qualities considered to characterize the Victorian period, including enterprise and initiative and the importance of family'. So, first, it's seen today as if it belongs to another period, adjectives from an old time, in relation with the Queen Victoria Age, of course. The Victorian age was the age of Communication between people, an age in which we understood, explicitly the idea of different civilizations. Today, it's hard to take care about the people we live with, even in the EU, we have strong immigration politics, we don't care about the interest and the way of life of our partners in Europe and we fight only for our personal interests.
[...] The access to art is still reserved to rich people: for example, the middle classes can't go for cheap to see an Opera, even if they can learn music for easily. However, these elite is very restricted, and there are many “middle classes families in Great Bretagne today, the same middle families promoted by Queen Victoria, encouraged by her, followed by the society as the example at Victoria Time. It was, at the time of Victoria, a way to make concrete in Great Britain the “American dream”. [...]
[...] Today, it's hard to take care about the other people we live with, even in the EU, we have strong immigration politics, we don't care about the interest and the way of life of our partners in Europe, we are fighting first for our personal interests, and we have lost a bit the Victorian benefit of opening culture. The British have also stopped some good things of the Victorian age, which was important for the society, as, first, the development of a wealth system and of medicine. The British hospitals have today a bad reputation, in comparison, for example, with the French ones. [...]
[...] Today, the Americans are still an example for the British, for example, we can quote the sad association with the USA during the War in Iraq During Victoria time, people started to take care about the individual and less about the society, with lot of social reforms, and today, the social ethic is still present, and really present in Great Britain. To prove you what I said, the Labour Party was in power after Queen Victoria, and still is in power today; today, children must go to school until 16 in Europe, no children is allowed to work today, and if it would happened, it will be considered as really unbelievable and cruel, books are cheap and everyone can buy them The last thing the British keep from Victorian age is certainly their capitalist orientation of politics, and their sense in affairs, in trade, which was also encourage by Queen Victoria at the beginning To conclude this part, we must repeat that the Victorian values appears because there was a need to change the corrupt society, with lots of prostitutions, etc, and people needed to turn back to more simple life, with true values. [...]
[...] It was a big victory against the Victorian prejudices of the mother at home and etc But we don't have to see everything in a bad way, because this period of liberty in which we are living bring also good things to the society For example, in politics, people can now speak freely in Great Britain; they can speak in their own words, without searching how to avoid the difficult word or the impolite concept things that were forbidden at Victoria age, so it brings more democracy in a way. Victorian Age was also the time of wide extremes, and the elegant city street with gas lamps were absolutely in contrast with the poverty of people at that time. Now, there is still some contrast, because there ever will be this sort of contrast in a society, but it's more temperate, more equilibrate. [...]
[...] This is the continuation of Queen Victoria and the value of enterprise and initiative that we can observe the strong positions of Churchill, for example, or Margaret Thatcher who tried to come back to more “traditionalism” and who was someone fool of ideas for Great Britain, we can admire the challenge of T.Blair to more democracy too, especially when he maid this laws against the Hereditary lords, or its last initiative taken for the Presidency of the EU, even if he didn't success. [...]
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