19th Century Humanities


There is no doubt that the limited time for work only exists for a short time period. However, this is the time when we shall make our utmost
endeavor into establishing a better nation. The light in our hearts have shone on the tower of wits. To each and every one of us, an action is merely an action. It shall take all of us to leave a mark, and create the nation in which our next generation and the subsequent ones can survive in.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gladstone is what we called the remarkable. Gladstone, he who has carved himself in a magnificent background, held a position of great influence in the office of Chancellor. He was very much noted for his support in classical liberalism, which by fact is the most effective way a nation should rule. Class liberalism carries the idea of freedom for each individual, thus giving the government an ideal space to create their restricted power. All these energy and skill are truly worthy of the experience and fame Gladstone had obtained.

As a Peelite, Gladstone served the government well. During that great day of 1884, Gladstone confidently introduced his proposal that would give working class men the same voting rights as others living in cities having local government, but it was rejected by the House of Lords. If a man will begin with certainties, that man must be Gladstone. He was not defeated yet. Gladstone later reintroduced the measure, and at last, agreed by the Conservative members under terms of how it should be followed by a Redistribution Bill. Heartedly, Gladstone accepted their terms and the 1884 Reform Act was finally allowed to become a passed law. This is what we call: an eager man who places the nation at his service with pride.

Let us rise and clasp our hands together, in remembrance of the glorious day when Gladstone managed to persuade the Parliament to pass the Education Act, which established what is considered the most ultimate victory: the school boards in Britain. Gladstone, a man with courage, faith, and versatility, signals our generation that the only one perspective of success is to have the stamina, leading with the power in our hands, being prepared throughout the doubts in our mindsets. Fear not of rejection, but of decline. The superior man will stay on top only when his natural ability outstands among the crowd. Gladstone is one of the few, who show the qualities of a great man. And for now, we shall learn from Gladstone, the warrior, and the remarkable.

1)      A) Which main topic does the artifact relate to? In what ways?
          This artifact is related to Nationalism and Liberalism, because Gladstone trying to make changes to the country is nationalism, showing that he cares about the country and trying the best to make it a better place. He also persuaded the House of Lords to pass the Reform Act which represents liberalism in a way that working class men get equal rights to speak up and own equal rights.
         B) Which other main topics does it also relate to?
          This can also relate to class consciousness, showing how politician's role is like when in a society that deems Parliaments as their priority and Houses as their leader. 

2) Why did you choose this artifact, and how much time did you spend creating and/ or processing it?
     I chose this artifact because Gladstone is a very notable politician who very vividly reflects a great man who fights for his own statements. I spent about 4 hours creating this artifact.

3) What insights and understanding have you gained from the creation and/or processing of this artifact?
    This artifact made me compare Gladstone and other politicians like Disraeli, and how his works stands out amongst the midst. It made me understand the importance of Gladstone and his role in Britain's society. 

4) Does this artifact reflect your best work and/or ideas? Why, or why not?
      This artifact reflects my best work because it allows me to imagine the scene of what it's like in the 19th Century when I process this speech with information about Gladstone.

5) Rate this artifact on a scale of -5 to 5 for the following 4 criterion:   
            A) impact on the quality of your portfolio                          3   
            B) Impact on your level of happiness/enjoyment            3   
            C) impact on your learning                                                         2   
            D) Level of creativity and originality                                     4
6) Any additional comments.