Industrial revolution and changes

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The Romantic Era didn’t affect the art but also the mind of human being. It was the time of the preeminent people like Karl Marc and Darwin with their superior contribution toward humanity. The tide of revolution changed many things, according to Lawrence Cunningham in his book Culture and Values A Survey of the Humanities, “the revolutionary changes that ushered in the nineteenth century, and that were to continue throughout it, profoundly affected society and culture” (478-479), and these changes mark the essential development toward the revolution of human being.

The Enlightenment went very well with the industrial development since people were enlightened by the power of human being instead the power of something invisible but just to believe. The industrial Revolution in England, because of the invention of the steam engine, changed everything from the political order to the society’s construction: “The nineteenth century saw vast changes in the lives of millions of people, as industrial development and scientific progress overthrew centuries” (448).

People “now” produced the product, “mass product”. Factories were built. “Landlords” transformed into “entrepreneurs”. And these new “class” began to invest in everything: port, factory, railroads, bays … that we call “mean of production”. The demand for workers in the factories attracted “wholesale migration from the countryside” thus made “the number of persons living in cities rose dramatically” (448). The entrepreneurs owned everything and the workers, descended from the farmer, had to sale their labor to the entrepreneur. It was ironic for those workers, who had on power of mean of production, were paid enough to survive. The workers made the profit, the workers made the revolution in the Europe but it were only the entrepreneurs who got rich “the factory workers, although creating wealth for the middle classes, derived no personal benefit” (447). For Karl...