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Industrial Revolution

In the previous class, we learned the changes of the Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution had changed literally everything. Lives changed, roles changed, education changed, homes changed, health changed, romance changed; everything had changed.

The elements of the home changed in quite a few ways. The home was always filled with the people that lived there because they spend their time at home. The home was made of things that you could find locally or that you could make by hand. Houses were made out of mud, wood, and straw. The family had basically slept in the same bed for less consumption of space and for warmth. Not only did they live with the entire family, however they lived with fleas, rats, and lice. This allowed diseases to be spread and in effect, the population was very little because of the severity of the diseases. After the Revolution, the home is filled with less people because the people transport to other places. The home is filled with things that you can find all over the world. Houses are made out of steel frames, wood, glass windows, and very sturdy materials in addition to the idea that specialized workers made your home. The refrigerator and toilet were invented and people slept in different beds causing an increase in the population due to the decrease in disease.

The elements of man and woman had changed as well. Man and woman married each other for survival. Man and woman needed each other for children and for each other's work labor. Therefore, sex was a necessity for survival. Children were only acquired after marriage, if the child was born any other time, the couple was shunned by the community. Marriages were arranged by the parents and the husband between a money agreement. Once the couple married, no one left the farm but mainly lived their lives on the farm. Women married at the age of 14-16 and men in their mid 20s and 30s. This is because the women had a better chance of survival through childbirth at the age of 14, 15, and 16. After the Industrial Revolution, sex is pleasurable and couples do it for pleasure and not for survival. Sex is done before marriage in some cases and also advertised in movies. Couples marry as a result of love and attraction for one another. There is no longer a need for each other as a means of survival. Therefore, the rate of divorce is first existent and second of all skyrocketed. Women get married in their mid-20s or even later as well as the men.

The new controversy over man and woman brings upon some question such as: What is family? What is moral? The answer is not known because many people have different views, making morality relative. That means that morality depends on the people who teach the next generation creating different views among people.

The family had changed drastically as well. There were many children in families before. This was to have more workers, working on the farm. The child is essentially an adult right out of the womb. They grow up learning how to work and working themselves. They are also treated as adults and expected to act like adults. Roles of sons and daughters are set and never changed. After the Industrial Revolution, there are several different varieties of families; families with one child, families with two, families with many, and couples with none. The amount of children is entirely upon the decision of the couple. The child is child for much longer. Legally, the child is an adult at the age of eighteen.

Several ironies have been introduced since the Industrial Revolution. One example is that the child, treated as a child, knows more about technology than the parents. However, they

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