One thing I noticed was a parallel between Martineau and Carlyle’s writing. Both are trying to be the voice for the unrepresented, Martineau for the women and Carlyle for the working class. Both go on to discuss democracy and how though it may appear to work there are flaws that fail to give equality to all. The greedy and powerful people above the women and the working class make it seem impossible for them to ever get ahead. In Martineau’s writing, women are said to need protection from not only the government, but also their husbands and fathers much like the working class is in need of protection form the captains of industry. Both writers were leaning towards a form of political action and highlighting the need for change.