19th century Norwegian society.docx

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19 th century Norwegian society Economic Conditions - Ruled by Sweden; influenced by their culture - Timber and agriculture industry flourished - As country grew so did nationalism - Gap between poor and rich - Poor nutrition - Conditions worse in countryside Class Structure - Class demonstrated through the Dramatis Personae Mrs. Alvin 9nobility/Bourgeois) Oswald (son of nobility) And so on and so forth Discussion - Just like Norway was influenced by Scandinavian culture, are there any influences on present day western culture? - Yes Culture Art - Revolved around landscapes - Edvard Munch, painter of the Scream, dealt with the anxieties of a modern man Literature - Available for women at the time - Books mainly concerned a quest for a husband - With societal progression, books focused on femininity and tensions between society and the individual Music - Developed into the Golden Age of Music, especially classical music - Female musicians became widely accepted Societal Expectations Men in Norway - Expected to be proud and able to take care of their family and lead it - Expected to start and be head of family; not much of anything saying that they have to be loyal to their wife or necessarily have one wife - Men had to ask women for hand in marriage and had to be of the same social class Women in Norway
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