“Contrasting the early 19th versus early 21st Centuries” Directions: Use the t-chart below to make contrasts (things that are different) between life as you see it in the “Midwife’s Tale” and life today. Write a minimum of 6 observations that are not specifically mentioned by the film itself. Then: Example: Lack of privacy. People often worked, slept, and even got dressed in the same small rooms. Now: Example: More privacy.