Why did Benjamin Disraeli describe Britain as two nations
In the 19th century?
Benjamin Disraeli described Britain as two nations in the 19th century because of two very major roles the rich and the poor back then the rich and the poor were in completely different worlds the rich had a lot of respect royalty and value as for the poor you can say there had nothing in my essay I am going to take you back to the 1900 to tell you the harsh conditions the poor went through as well as how the rich give injustice to the not so fortunate and how the rich lived compared to the poor.
One of the main things that were extremely different was the quality of the houses, the rich had grand houses which would suite there comfort in every way there had heating servants and even toilets to themselves. A Poor persons house in the 1900 wouldn’t have even been well constructed there were holes in the walls which rats came in 20 at a time when it rained there were big ...view middle of the document...
Because of the inconsiderate conditions of the poor an average life expectancy was no more than age of 17 although the rich were very privileged to have a better life which life expectancy was higher.
This also came down to factory life; factory life for the poor was like hell to them there were no rules or regulations dangerous smoke could get into their lungs which can harm their body vigorously sometimes there were even called to go under running machinery which sometimes chopped parts of the bodies off or even kill them. The rich people were living the high life as their children were in a first-class education and their parents owned the hazardous factories with no care of the poor who worked there.
The rich and the poor were sometimes classed for the type of cloths there wore. The rich had high quality fabric e.g. rich wool, cotton and sometimes silk. Men would wear a suit with a bow tie and t-shirt and women would wear a long dress however a poor person would wear torn ripped and tatty cloths.
Due to the conditions of the poor the poor lots of unsafe life killing diseases including Tb, Diphtheria, Measles, cholera and influenza however if there did die from these diseases or any other reason the dead body would have had to be kept in same room (3 to 4 days) where their slept in and did all there other bits and pieces.
This poor women who has children said this “it is very shocking that I have to live this way every day I am thinking about my son and if he is going to get out the factory alive my daughter has got measles and I can’t afford to treat it someone please help us.
I agree with Disraeli view because from researching this project the poor were classed incredibly differently to the rich and had no respect from other people unlike nowadays we are donating money and doing whatever we can to help poor people like these every day.