Compare & Contrast A Day in the Dark by Elizabeth Bowen

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1950s: Girls who engage in sexual activities continue to be sent to convents in Ireland to remove them from such opportunities and to teach them a sense of morality.

Today: Reflecting the relaxed sexual mores of the twenty-first century, sexual acts involving young adults can be viewed on cable television as well as on the Internet.

1950s: Ireland is plagued by high unemployment figures. This situation makes it even more difficult for women to find work. Women in the cities tend to stay home, but in rural areas, women often work farms alongside men. Both young men and women emigrate to other countries, including England and the United States, in search of better employment opportunities.

Today: Many young Irish stay in Ireland, which in the early 2000s experiences strong economic growth, especially in the cities where employment opportunities are expanding.

1950s: On both sides...

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