What is the definition of historical context?
It's to place an event or situation in a given period of time or era .
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Answer . Early 1800's England.. Jane Eyre takes place in 19th Century England, though we are never specifically told where in England it is. We're talking about fictitious towns throughout England, throughout the novel. It also takes place during the heyday of imperialism, which is where the who…le Bertha thing is coming from. Take a look here for some great background info: http://www.shmoop.com/literary-device/literature/charlotte-bront-235/jane-eyre/setting.html Those 19th century folks had some crazy ideas. (MORE)
Historical context is the political, social, cultural, and economic setting for a particular idea or event. In order to better understand something in history, we must look at its context--those things which surround it in time and place and which give it its meaning. In this way, we can gain, among… other things, a sense of how unique or ordinary an event or idea seems to be in comparison to other events and ideas. (MORE)
CONTEXT CLUES- are hints that the arthur gives the reader to help the reader better understand words and to help give back up details in a story
The Boston Massacre, also known to the British as the Incident onKing Street, was an incident in 1770 wherein British Army soldierskilled 5 male civilians and injured six others. This small group ofsoldiers had been stationed in Boston in 1768 to help the Britishking's officials attempt to enforce u…npopular legislation. Thesesoldiers were subjected to verbal abuse and thrown objects untilthey eventually snapped and fired into the crowd without orders. (MORE)
Firstly, they're both English poets from the 19th century and belong to the Romantic movement - emphases of emotion over reason and imagination over rationalism. They're also both Anglican and their devotion is evident in their works (note Wordsworth's It is a beauteous evening; calm and free) Coler…idge was influenced by Gothic writings of his time and his poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner is closely linked with Mary Shelly's Frankenstein . They're also both gentlemen, meaning they inherited money rather than solely relied on the income generated from their works. (MORE)
the historical context is the siunking of the ship 'bon voyage' hope this helps :)
The caste system was an oppressive hierarchical social system designed by the ancient rulers and religious leaders of India. That system was economically similar to other equivalent systems of the highly developed civilizations of the world. The caste system is equivalent to the class system that is… practiced in most developed nations of the world. That system was designed to function in a similar manner as honeybees and army ants.. The caste system was more rigid and oppressive than the class system. The superior caste/class established rigid social separations between the working class and the masters. Religion was used to endorse this bigotry by proclaiming that the divisions were established by their Gods as part of a graduation process called reincarnation.. Approximately five thousand years ago there was a rebellion among the religious heads with respect to the crude rituals which involved animal and human sacrifices. These leaders also held significant differences of opinions regarding the social oppression practiced under the corrupt caste system. The rebel group eventually created their own belief system known as Jainism. Another religious leader came along at around 500 BC creating his own belief from samplings of other systems and it was called Buddhism. Then there came Emperor Asoka who reigned over most of India.. Emperor Asoka was a follower of the Buddhist belief and consistent with the practice of imperialism, he introduced his beliefs as the superior religion to the old oppressive Vedic religious practices. His actions significantly reduced the horrible atrocities of the Vedic religion for some time. The new religious teachings had more respect for human rights and equity it also made the citizens more docile through the concept of non-injury and nonviolence.. The dismantling of the social structure resulted in many divisions within the society which eventually made it easy for the Islamic Mongolian invasion.. The various factions of beliefs that existed before the Islamic invasion, came together against a common enemy that threatened to annihilate their cultures and beliefs. A modified version of the old oppressive Vedic religion was created to include some aspects of Buddhism and the caste system was further weakened.. Gandhi came along as the ultimate human rights activist under the terrorism of British Christian imperialism and he condemned the caste system for creating divisiveness among his people.. Science and civil rights activists have become the ultimate nemesis against the oppression, terrorism and bigotry of religion, exposing the deceit and injustice of religion and its various forms of bigotry. As a result the caste system and all other forms of bigotry will eventually be outlawed (MORE)
The historical context of change is essentially what theenvironment does to change due to historical events or trends. Forexample, how the world changed when dinosaurs became extinct.
In both cases, a topic that brought fear to the people at the time(in Salem, the witches or Satan. In Post WW2 America, communism)was used to drive hysteria and persecute innocent people. In bothcases, victims were forced to confess and name others who wouldalso be persecuted. In Salem, many lives w…ere lost and duringMcCarthyism, many lives were ruined. (MORE)
Social context is the outside social factors surrounding an eventthat are necessary to interpret the event accurately. Socialcontext includes the culture of the time and place, the type ofpeople at the event, where the event takes place, and the lead upto the event.
Time period: Late 1800's Location: Red River Colony, Rupert's Land, North America. Today's Manitoba, in Western Canada. Riel was born in 1844 in a part of North America that was in transition and had been for most of the century. A Governor and Council was administering the Red River Colony …and since Lord Selkirk had set it up in 1811. The Hudson Bay Company had made many concessions to settlers, aboriginals and Metis over those years. These concessions included giving up the Hudson Bay monopoly. This gave people in the area access to more sources of income but lowered Hudson Bay profits. Race was very important context and there were many different classes of people. Those with money and power owned and operated the Hudson Bay Company and played major political roles in the colony. HBC, operated from Britain, employed English and French people in the area but also many Scottish and Irish people who they had long ago determined were more suited to working in Canada. The Scottish and English had over the years married with the local Aboriginals just as the French in Eastern Canada had. At the time the Scottish/Aboriginals, Protestants, were often called Half-Breeds. Today both French/Aboriginals Catholics and the Scottish or English/Aboriginals Protestants are called Metis. Those with the least power were the Aboriginals, they had the least representation in systems which affected them though in some areas they would have complete local power. They were mostly Protestants with some Catholics in the French areas. The terms for many of the people and their roles vary but generally HBC workers would be employed at or out of the local trading Fort. They would often live in or very near the Fort. Settlers would have farmsteads and many even most were French from Canada. Their affect can be seen on the land as they farmed narrow strips of land that started at the rivers edge. The Metis or half breeds might also farm but most would rely on hunting and trapping. Many Metis would not have a farmstead in which case they would have a cabin often more than one depending on their trapping and hunting area. Everyone hunted and most farmers would trap as well. Trappers could sell furs to the HBC or to someone local, even to traders from the East even though the HBC fought as hard as they could against that. Which group you were from decided many things including your position on various local and international matters. An Accountant from Britain, English Protestant is likely to agree with his English Protestant counterpart from Canada, less so with a local French Settler who was Catholic. A French Catholic Settler would be more likely to agree with a Catholic French Metis from Quebec, than a Protestant English Metis from northern Rupert's Land. These divisions would create some very clear political lines but sometimes local events would have different groups join forces regardless of religious or ethnic differences. That affect can be seen in today's Canada, a harsh environment can have people from very different walks working together. The religious context is very important. Generally those with British connections were protestants. Those with French connections Catholics. At the time religion would determine which school you went to, your circle of friends, even which jobs you could do. The aboriginal context included religion and tribal affiliations which could be very important. Not all tribes got along with all others and the 1800's saw a lot of movement for tribes. Often people from outside the area thought that Aboriginals could just leave any area and live in any another. It wasn't always that easy for them and by Riels time they were feeling many different pressures including restricted access to land they needed for food. Language is another context that must be taken into consideration. This issue continues today but in the late 1800's it was a very high stakes game. A look at the Canadian Confederation documents show just how important language, religion, ethnicity and race were at the time. Add in the major changes happening in political thinking in the new Canada, the United States, Britain and Europe and it was a very dynmaic time. That was also true for the largest company in the area, the Hudson Bay Company. In Rupert's Land the HBC has dominated politically and economically since 1670 but that dominance was slipping. Hudson Bay profits were falling for many reasons. Settlers were just one of them. The HBC was under pressure politically and had already lost ground in many of it's traditional trading areas. When Riel returned from spending more than a decade in Quebec, it was 1868 and many things were changing. The biggest change was the rumored sale of Rupert's Land to the new Confederation of Canada. The locals were not being considered or consulted and that included the Settlers, Metis, Half-Breeds and Indians. There was considerable political upheaval and changes throughout North America. Canada had been recently Confederated in 1867, the USA was expanding and taking territory on all fronts after having fought a brutal civil war. Violent conflicts with Aboriginals were still common and everyone knew change was happening. Into that complex mix of environmental change, politics, religion, ethnicity, race and power came a Canada who saw the land empty of people worthy of consultation, and ripe for exploitation. With the purchase of Rupert's Land Canada would be a colonizer and would demand the respect due a mother country. That bit of context, and much more, sets the stage for a bloody history of conflict that would resonate in Western Canada for generations. (MORE)
To observe historical context, you have to look at the time when the author was writing, look at the examples, and do some outside research to find what was happening around that time.
Social context is a collection of dynamic (political, economic and cultural) issues in a social system that identify and interpret the human behavior within a specific group in term of traditions, customs, beliefs, values and life discourses. Social context is a dynamic and constructed reality for a… specific social system. (It is my own opinion according to my understanding till now. A.H. Qamar. www.childhoodmag.com) (MORE)
historical means a piece of writing that talks about something that happened in history. social means what people usually do in there live like go on facebook.
A Doll's House was published in Norway in 1879. The first stage production was in Stockholm, in 1880. The play caused an immediate sensation, sparked debate and controversy, and brought Ibsen international fame. It was highly provoking: People tended to respond strongly to it, whether in praise or c…ensure. All around the world, Nora's final door-slam made conservatives rage and liberals cheer, gave anti-feminists reason to fear and feminists reason to hope. The play has less shock-value today, but in the late-nineteenth century, performing it was often, as one critic puts it, "a revolutionary action, a daring defiance of the cultural norms of the time." What were these cultural norms? Without simplifying too much, we could say that they were the ideals and values represented by Torvald Helmer and his doll-wife Nora, before her great change. These were the ideals that defined what is commonly termed "bourgeois respectability": financial success, upward social mobility, freedom from financial debt and moral guilt (or at least the appearance thereof), and a stable, secure family organized along traditional patriarchal lines. The patriarchal ideal was supported and reinforced by a social structure wherein women had little overt political or economic power, wherein they were economically, socially, and psychologically dependent on men and especially on the institutions of marriage and motherhood. The ideal of bourgeois respectability prevailed in the nineteenth century, but it never went unchallenged, and by the time Ibsen wrote his own challenge to it, at the end of the century, a new era of crisis and uncertainty regarding all things conventional had already begun. The position of women was an especially volatile issue because the patriarchal ideology underlay the entire social, political, and economic structure. If women were to have autonomy, then the whole structure of society would have to be reimaginedÃ¯Â¿Â½the world would have to be remade. It was an apocalyptic idea that thrilled many intellectuals but terrified the ruling and middle classes, so that each move in the direction of autonomyÃ¯Â¿Â½ women's suffrage, revised marriage laws, advances in women's educationÃ¯Â¿Â½ felt like the end of the world. The last decades of the nineteenth century had already begun to feel like the end of the world, anyway. The Western world was about to enter a period of unprecedented change-revolutions social, political, economic, cultural, and scientific. No one knew exactly what was coming, but a great many looked toward it with a mixture of hope and dread. When Nora slams the door of her doll's-house, shutting herself out of the only world she has known and stepping into a future that is unknown and therefore both promising and threatening, the sound resonates with the apocalyptic tremors of Ibsen's time.. A Doll's House was published in Norway in 1879. The first stage production was in Stockholm, in 1880. The play caused an immediate sensation, sparked debate and controversy, and brought Ibsen international fame. It was highly provoking: People tended to respond strongly to it, whether in praise or censure. All around the world, Nora's final door-slam made conservatives rage and liberals cheer, gave anti-feminists reason to fear and feminists reason to hope. The play has less shock-value today, but in the late-nineteenth century, performing it was often, as one critic puts it, "a revolutionary action, a daring defiance of the cultural norms of the time." What were these cultural norms? Without simplifying too much, we could say that they were the ideals and values represented by Torvald Helmer and his doll-wife Nora, before her great change. These were the ideals that defined what is commonly termed "bourgeois respectability": financial success, upward social mobility, freedom from financial debt and moral guilt (or at least the appearance thereof), and a stable, secure family organized along traditional patriarchal lines. The patriarchal ideal was supported and reinforced by a social structure wherein women had little overt political or economic power, wherein they were economically, socially, and psychologically dependent on men and especially on the institutions of marriage and motherhood. The ideal of bourgeois respectability prevailed in the nineteenth century, but it never went unchallenged, and by the time Ibsen wrote his own challenge to it, at the end of the century, a new era of crisis and uncertainty regarding all things conventional had already begun. The position of women was an especially volatile issue because the patriarchal ideology underlay the entire social, political, and economic structure. If women were to have autonomy, then the whole structure of society would have to be reimaginedÃ¯Â¿Â½the world would have to be remade. It was an apocalyptic idea that thrilled many intellectuals but terrified the ruling and middle classes, so that each move in the direction of autonomyÃ¯Â¿Â½ women's suffrage, revised marriage laws, advances in women's educationÃ¯Â¿Â½ felt like the end of the world. The last decades of the nineteenth century had already begun to feel like the end of the world, anyway. The Western world was about to enter a period of unprecedented change-revolutions social, political, economic, cultural, and scientific. No one knew exactly what was coming, but a great many looked toward it with a mixture of hope and dread. When Nora slams the door of her doll's-house, shutting herself out of the only world she has known and stepping into a future that is unknown and therefore both promising and threatening, the sound resonates with the apocalyptic tremors of Ibsen's time. (MORE)
The story of Romeo and Juliet is a fictional story. It does not have a historical context. The fact that for a period in the fourteenth century Verona became a powerful independent state is not really important. The story works just as well whether or not the Prince is a powerful ruler or just the t…own mayor. (MORE)
he wrote the pamplet "common sense" in colonial America which advocated separating from Britain and gaining independance
Historical context means what was going on at that same time ofhistory when that piece of literature was written or that artworkwas created.
It was the beginning of the expansion of political power to the masses, or at least to all white men regardless of property ownership, rather than it just being concentrated in the hands of a few notables. The Jacksonian Era ushered in a new attitude towards western expansion after the dust from the… War of 1812 had settled. (MORE)
The play's author, Arthur Miller, uses the Salem witch trials of 1692 as an analogy for the Red Scare of the 1950s. In both cases, governments used coercion against private individuals to investigate an unseen and ultimately imaginary menace.
The historical context of any speech is very important. At times,speeches may be taken out of context and, because of that, bemisunderstood.
You will find the answer to this question in the book REVELATION IN CONTEXT by Irene Belyeu. She deals with the literary, linguistic, cultural and historical context of the Book of Revelation.
The historical context means everything else that was going on at the time, and the events that led up to it. Every event has a historical context.
The years following victory in World War II were a time of hardship in Britain. A 1947 fuel crisis left many without heat, and food shortages resulted in the continuation of wartime rationing well into the late- 1940s. These years also saw a serious housing shortage. During the war, when constructio…n of housing had ceased, two hundred thousand houses were completely destroyed and half a million more required extensive repair. Some Britons saw hope for the future in socialism, and the late- 1940s saw the development of the Welfare State, which placed responsibility for the relief of the poor on the government. In 1946, the National Insurance Act and the National Health Service Act were passed, providing insurance and medical care to the poor. The National Assistance Act was developed to provide a safety net for the poor. Many believed that new government policies would end poverty altogether.. Such optimistic assessments, however, were soon proven false. In addition, those who saw socialism as a solution to Britain's problems were disillusioned by the Soviet Union's 1956 invasion of Hungary, which showed that a socialist system could be as violent and corrupt as any other political system.. These years also saw a decline in Britain's status among nations. Previous generations had said that the sun would never set on the British empire, but now that empire was crumbling, with former colonies such as India gaining freedom from British rule. In 1956, the Suez crisis, in which Britain was condemned by the United Nations for its attempt to gain control of the Suez Canal in Egypt, resulted in international humiliation for the former empire. British troops were forced to withdraw, and the Prime Minister resigned over the incident.. In spite of political difficulties, however, the late- 1950s saw some domestic economic recovery, and Britain saw the rise of a consumer culture focusing on the acquisition of material goods. Ownership of what were formerly luxury items, such as refrigerators, washing machines, and automobiles, rose significantly between 1953 and 1960. In addition, the development of television led to a new perceived need. Magazines enticed consumers to buy with photographs and descriptions of beautifully decorated homes. Not surprisingly, British citizens were exposed to more advertising than ever before. It is, in fact, the language of house and garden magazines and of advertisements that Mick uses when he describes for Davies his vision for the future of The Caretaker's squalid setting.. In the 1950s, treatment of the mentally ill was undergoing change, as the introduction of new psychiatric medications made it possible for patients to leave institutions and live in their communities. Nonetheless, many patients remained institutionalized and, although more humane than those of past eras, mental hospitals of the time were sometimes little better than warehouses for those whose illnesses had no real cure. In addition, in spite of advances in medications, little was known about the biological causes of severe mental illness, and such illnesses were still generally believed to have psychological bases. Psychiatrists often blamed the family unit for illnesses such as schizophrenia and manic-depressive disorder, and particular blame was laid at the feet of the mother and the ways in which she brought up her children.. As early as the sixteenth century, physicians had attempted to cure schizophrenia by inducing convulsions with camphor. In the 1930s, modern electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was developed in Rome. In the 1950s, ECT was commonly used to treat depression and schizophrenia. At that time, however, treatments were often given without muscle relaxants, which prevent broken bones during seizures, or general anesthesia. In addition, the mentally ill had not yet benefited from the patients' rights movement of the 1960s, and so the involuntary ECT that Aston was subjected to was much more common than it is today. (MORE)
context of production normally refers to the time in which a piece of writing was written i.e in Victorian times.
Histrical context was based on James the 1 . it was told to be the scareyest play of all. The historical context is based on the passed of the passed.
The context of a work of art refers to the cultural constraints and expectations that surrounded and influenced the artist's creation. This can include religious beliefs of both the artist and the larger community, the political events of the time and the artist's view of those events, the work of c…ontemporary artists, the cultural values and conflicting perspectives of the work's audience. This is perhaps easier to see when analyzing literature, because a literary work is frequently directly tied to the events and characters of an author's life. But less obvious are the experimental techniques that constantly influence the conversations among artist contemporaries of any time. (MORE)
it gave us our independence and the rights we have today in the United States of America
Frankenstein was written by Mary Shelley and is considered as a romantic/gothic novel. The romantics believed that nature on its own had done the best of work and that to alter it was to corrupt it. This is different from Mary Shelley's dad's view, author William Godwin, who believed that the perfec…tibility of Man was obvious and that god maybe was not so benine. This was a more gnostic view, and it is surprising that Mary Shelley went against that at the early age of 17. (MORE)
It is written by J B Priestly after world war 2 set in 1912, the audience of the time would know about the war and it is seen as ironic as the viewers of the time know it was people like Mr Birling who caused the war.
The true historical context of the rifle in the United Statesbegins around the time of the Civil War. It changed the distancepeople could shoot one another and wild game. This put moredistance between people in war and in hunting. It fundamentallychanged both.
For example it is when do u think the story is written so modern or old times and u tell that by the language which they use in the speckled band
Historical context refers to the understood situations, events, etc. in the time a piece of literature was written or published in. For instance, a lot of the references to the Victorian social tendencies Oscar Wilde makes in his books make no sense today: the historical context is different.
It was developed during the US Civil War with the hope of reducing casualties and wars by making armed conflict to terrible to experience. The principle was revived by General Electric as an aircraft weapon in the 1950's for air to air combat and later as a tank buster called the Vulcan Cannon.
I couldn't find much, but the most I could get is that at the time England had colonies everywhere, and when people from the colonies would visit England they would tell stories of where they came from.
ths historical context in this play is the idea of socialism and capitalism, the Russian revolution and social unrest during the time
set in the 1930's before world war two american dream the great depression i am also doing an essay on this but these arethe only points that cinstantly came up
The literary context: It was a reaction to realism/naturalism. Realism, as you might have guessed, based its ideas on the notion that there is such a thing as an absolute truth, and that it can be described objectively. Modernism can be seen as a reaction against that because one of the major themes… is using multiple viewpoints. It follows that there is no such thing as an absolute truth when two people see things differently. Examples: Picasso's work, Faulkner's As I Lay Dying and many others. (MORE)
Government accounting has been viewed historically as a key element in the movement from absolute power, (i.e., the government or a king or emperor) to relative power (i.e., a shared model of government).
none. just none maybe if you pulled your head out of your a$$ and actually read the back you'd know
I have the one true interpretation of diverse interpretations based upon the historical sense of thoughts governing the grammatical sense.
The physical context reflects the space around something and how that influences how you see it.
A: Although attributed to the apostle Paul, Ephesians was actuallywritten during the eighties of the first century, long after Paul'sdeath. Much of the material was copied from the Epistle to theColossians, also a pseudepigraphical letter, with some changesofwording. As with any pseudepigraphical wo…rk, we can not assume thatthe intended audience really were the Christians of Ephesus, and inany case the opening address to the Ephesians is probably a lateaddition. Otherwise, the epistle is not a letter to a church orgroup of churches, but an encyclical. This author indicates that believers have already been saved by thegrace of God, whereas for Paul salvation is not something peoplealready have but what they will have when Jesus returns on theclouds of heaven and delivers his followers from the wrath of God. (MORE)
"Historical context" can be interpreted in two ways: In a literal sense - the story takes place in roughly the mid-1900s as demonstrated by the technology and events mentioned. Since the story is an allegory for the Russian Revolution of 1917 creating the Soviet Union and events in the Stalin er…a, its historical context would be from just prior to the Russian revolution (pre-1917) up to just before WW II or up to when it was published (1945) depending on your perspective. Since no allegories to the war appear in the book, it might be argued that it ends prior to the war, but Orwell was deeply troubled by the cooperation of the Allies with Stalin during the war and very critical of Stalin, it can be argued that the end of the book was meant to reflect the cozy relations between Stalin and the Allies at the end of the war. (MORE)
During World War II, the English government thought up an evacuation plan to save children and women if bombing began in major towns. The plan was to put people on an airplane and evacuate them to the countryside or to the United States. As the story of Lord of the Flies begins, the boys on the airp…lane are being evacuated from England, most likely to an area overseas considering they landed on an island. (MORE)
In the context of finance, the term mortgage refers to an instrument of debt that is secured as collateral of a specified real estate property that the borrower must pay back.
This 1974 hit song was co-written by Harry Chapin and his wifeSandy. She referenced the bad relationship her former husband hadwith his own father; Harry referenced his relationship with his sonJosh-- being a performer, Harry was frequently on the road and awayfrom home, and had little time to be wi…th Josh; he was afraid thatlike the dad in this song, he would one day find that his boy hadgrown up to repeat the same pattern of never being there for thepeople he claimed to love. (MORE)
the events that took place around the same time the work waswritten ( Apex )
1951 (1,439 days). Truman could have run for a third term, but bowed out early before campaigning began
The third possibility was that the West would have to feed all ofBerlin and would have more on their hands than they bargained for.[Sergei Ivanovich Tiulpanov] stated that 2,000 tons of food wouldbe needed daily to sustain the Germans in the Western sectors, buthe thought the Western Powers could fe…ed their zones by extensiveimport of concentrated foods. -R. H. Hillenkoetter, rear admiral, United States Navy Memo to President Truman June 30, 1948 answer this question The division of Germany into occupied zonesafter World War II (MORE)