France: Fin de Siècle Analysis

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France: Fin de Siècle Analysis

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Your Surname 1NameTutorCourseDateFrance: Fin de Sicle AnalysisAccording to Weber (4), fin de sicle is a period that refers to the end of the nineteenthcentury. In his book, France: fin de sicle, Weber articulates fin de sicle as a period of greatsocial and scientific progress that made people believe that improvement was not only possiblebut unavoidable. This is quite clear since as stated by Pauline de Broglie, people used to wash intubs with 2 inches of water. In addition, as per Weber (57), by 1903 only one out of ten houseswas connected to the central sewer system. Moreover, by 1906 most French lodgings had nolavatories and to be more precise, only one out of three had a lavatory. However, as the inventionof pipes and proper drainage methods took effect, there was an improvement in water supply thatradically altered peoples way of life (Weber, 59). In addition, the public sanitation was greatlyimproved as a result of proper drainage systems.Additionally, this was also a period when people became sensitive to smells hence, theybecame aware that they were smelly and had really bad breaths (Weber, 61) which was as aresult of their bad teeth and overc

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