— Ramesha Prachi
From my research I figured out while most of female writers wrote about nature, religion Elizabeth Barrett Browning expounded on industrialization, slavery, political problems, discrimination between men and woman and what it resembled to live in the advanced world. Elizabeth Barrett Browning built up herself as a lady who was never afraid to express her perspectives on contemporary social and political issues. She talked about a nation that chooses to disregard what’s going on and even amazingly to God himself, who the writer envisions sitting in Heaven, unconcerned and speechless as stone. For my classwork assignment I had to read “The Cry of the Children” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In the beginning I thought the writer was just trying to tell us that children should reduce labor hours and get more leisure but later on I realized how deep the poem is because it is about children’s serious life and health problems. The kids are at the mercy of the brutal factory owner. Indeed, even in the current situation children are consistently the most ignored. Increasing number of abortions and the spate of kids being murdered and injured by society are clear confirmations that the world is yet generally unfit for them and never will if we as adults don’t think about their future and only care about ourselves. Fortunately things are a lot better than before yet in some countries specially the ones which are underdeveloped children are as yet a significant piece of the work power in the making of merchandise and produce. Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s work was composed for some other time and spot but sadly, her concerns are as yet still valid. It’s a disgrace her words despite everything have relevance today.