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Hard Times

.Hard Times In the novel Hard Times, by Charles Dickens, we can immediately see the problems that occurred in England around the times period of the mid 18oo's. Dickens shows us how the class system works and what the economy was then and what it would shape out to be. This novel is split into three books, the "Sowing", "Reaping", and "Garnering". In the first book, we can see that it is aptly named because we begin to learn about who the characters are and what they are about. The characters...

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to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!’ Mr Thomas Gradgrind’s speech, the opening paragraph to Hard Times, is probably as famous as the novel itself. Published in 1854, Hard Times tells the story of a fictional Northern industrial town by the name of Coketown, and particularly of the Gradgrind family. Thomas Gradgrind brings up his children according to the strict precepts of Fact. But...

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Hard times is a novel by charles dickens. it's great. everyone loves it. lots of great things about it. brill. what do you meanmy essay is too short? why do i even have to submit an essay anyways? this is annoying -_- i dont even do my work on the computer so thissucks. i have no essays to give you now leave me alone i jus wanna see this one paper for goodness sake why'd you have to be so ugh about it =/ like who even has time for this Towards the end of the novel, the character of Thomas Gradgrind...

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gentlemen that were restless…that never knew what they wanted; that live upon the best…yet were eternally dissatisfied and unmanageable.” (P1830) Dickens denounced the rich; he said they are all bad and unkind; all ungrateful and restless. No matter how hard the poor worked for them they were never satisfied, that made the poor worked to death without satisfying the boss Dickens' description of Coketown is interesting and highly significant. He brings forth various images to put forward is...

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Alice Rino Karri Harris ENG403B 10 March 2014 Hard Times Essay The novel Hard Times, by Charles Dickens was written in 1854 based on the idea that logic and fact helped advance society more than fancy and imagination did. Dickens was concerned with the gloomy lives and social problems of mid-nineteenth-century England's working class and Hard Times was his way of expressing his thoughts. He addresses these problems through three divided sections of the novel where logic, reason, fancy and...

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Chuan Phan Mrs. Pokalo Brit Literature May 1, 2013 Hard Times Hard Times is the tenth novel, which wrote by Dickens. The novel described the English society and highlighting of the social and economic pressures during 1850s. It is appraise about injustice and lack of concern for others in England during the revolution of industrial. Industrial brought so many good things for people in the Coketown. Many factories built, people start to get some jobs. However, the process of industrialism...

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Dicken's Hard Times

Dickens’ Hard Times “Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life.” (Dickens, 1854, p.1) With these beginning sentences of the novel “Hard Times”, Charles Dickens has made readers doubt whether it is true that facts alone are wanted in life. This question leads to the main theme of the story, fact against fancy, that author has never been written this kind of plot in his other stories before. In fact, Hard Times is considered as "the...

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Hard Times Essay

Hard Times Essay When one thinks of a “fairy tale” story they think of the themes and characterization of any common “fairy tale” such as; good vs. evil, hero/heroin vs. evil villain, good triumphs evil and love conquers all, these are some of the obvious themes of any ”fairy tale” story. Many stories contain a “fairy tale” base or components. The novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens has been termed a “fairy tale” for the industrial revolution. Hard Times resembles a “fairy tale” story by expressing...

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Hard Times/Charles Dickens

The novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens offers a glimpse into the life and times during the industrial revolution in England during the nineteenth century. Dickens offers a wide range of characters from the upper class factory owner to the lowest class factory workers. He creates characters in this range of social classes and crafts this story that intertwines each person and their transformations throughout the novel. Almost every character in this story is complex and has characteristics that...

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Fact and Fancy in Hard Times

Discuss the significance of Fact and Fancy in Hard Times with particular reference to Dickens’ presentation of the worlds of Sleary’s circus and Coketown. You should focus closely on techniques used and effects created and how both of these things shape our response, as readers, to the text. Dickens uses a range of techniques to present the idea of the importance of and contrast between Fact and Fancy, such as the settings of the contrasting ‘worlds’ in the novel, imagery, and the very language...

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