in our customary ways of thinking, a social problem is a kind of tear in the social fabric that indicates some type of flaw in society and sets up demands for its own refinement. A social issue is an unmistakable, identifiable, and undesirable thing in society. Not only do social problems affect many people directly, but they also affect us all indirectly. Social problems tend to develop when we become neglectful and fail to see that serious problems are developing. The dress lodger, is centered around the nineteenth century urban life, class welfare, and cruel medicine in the english city of sunderland.