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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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    Synopsis The novel follows a classical tripartite structure‚ and the titles of each book are related to Galatians 6:7‚ "For whatsoever a man soweth‚ that shall he also reap." Book I is entitled "Sowing"‚ Book II is entitled "Reaping"‚ and the third is "Garnering." [edit]Book I: Sowing Mr. Gradgrind‚ whose voice is "dictatorial"‚ opens the novel by stating "Now‚ what I want is facts" at his school in Coketown. He is a man of "facts and calculations." He interrogates one of his pupils‚ Sissy‚ whose

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    ------------------------------------------------- Key Facts full title: Hard Times for These Times author: Charles Dickens type of work: Novel genre: Victorian novel; realist novel; satire; dystopia language: English time and place written: 1854‚ London date of first publication: Published in serial instalments in Dickens’s magazine Household Words between April 1 and August 12‚ 1854 publisher: Charles Dickens narrator: The anonymous narrator serves as a moral authority

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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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    The opening act of Hard Times by Charles Dickens shows a classroom of students being taught by Mr. Gradgrind. Mr. Gradgrind believes that only facts are important in life and strips the children of the right to have imagination. The story opens describing Mr Gradgrind as a man of fact‚ who is not interested in anything frivolous or with imagination. He instructs the children that facts are the only thing that matters in life. He demonstrates this when he calls on girl number twenty. Upon finding

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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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    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 Coursework Hard times was written in 1854 by Charles Dickens. Dickens was a famous Victorian novelist who wrote about the civilization that surrounded him. He was knowledgeable and middle-class but had some sympathy with the way poor people were treated. He was vital of utilitarianism and felt that those in power showed little understanding of the poor. His sympathy with the poor stemmed from his upbringing and his father’s failure to stay out of debt. Hard Times is Dickens’ shortest

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    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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    The shortest of Dickens’ novels‚ Hard Times‚ was also‚ until quite recently‚ the least regarded of them. The comedy is savagely and scornfully sardonic‚ to the virtual exclusion of the humour - that delighted apprehension of and rejoicing in idiosyncrasy and absurdity for their own sakes‚ which often cuts right across moral considerations and which we normally take for granted in Dickens. Then‚ too‚ the novel is curiously skeletal. There are four separate plots‚ or at least four separate centres

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