Georgians At Home
Richard has stayed out late and his father is worried. Richard likes to play games that risk him losing lots of money. Richard thinks they will always have lots of money and that the slave trade will go on forever, his father is worried that it won’t. His father is not feeling well, he has decided that he is going to go to the baths tomorrow, the hot waters help him feel better.
In the time of Jane Austen, men held all of the power and women relied on them for safety and to provide everything they needed. In Jane Austen’s book called ‘Sense and Sensibility’ one young girl called Eliza left her family to marry a man that she trusted. He ended up leaving her on her own and she was completely abandoned. In Austen’s time, the man would have been forgiven for this and been able to continue with his life as normal, but for Eliza, gossip and rumours would have made her life very difficult. How does this make you feel?
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