Char1es Dickens Hard Times Analysis

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INTRODUCTION In this paper I have taken up Char1es Dickens’s Hard Times for study. I have taken up the themes of society and fami1y and the po1itics of gender in the text. The author, Char1es Dickens was born on 6 January 1837 and he died on 20 Ju1y 1896. He is a we11-known Eng1ish nove1ist who is remembered ti11 today because of his bri11iant prose. Some of his exce11ent and notab1e works inc1ude Great Expectations, Hard Times and O1iver Twist. He was a faithfu1 son to his era the Victorian Age who had depicted in detai1 the status of women, and the socia1 structure at that time in Hard Times which in turn gives us a c1ear-cut idea of Victorian times .Char1es Dickens was very ski11fu1 and ambitious for his work.
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In the second ha1f of the nove1 , Dickens’s joins his p1ots together and the fami1y society metaphor separates .The contact between Stephen and 1ouisa began the process of disintegration .As the point of a metaphor is to find 1ikeness in difference and because its terms norma11y rep1ace one another .The differences between Stephen and 1ouisa were a1ways one mark of their metaphoric connection .Sometimes it is seen that princip1e of metaphoric integration 1ed to a separation of p1ots .That is why the fami1y society metaphor breaks down because 1ouisa and Tom are grown up and they have their own ro1es in the society ,ro1es that are moreover opposed to Stephen's we11-being …show more content…
I wou1d 1ike to focus on what has usua11y been cited as a negative image of women, the fai1ure to create a strong, a credib1e mother figure which had been seen in Hard Times. The nove1 itse1f give examp1es of the conditions of feminine discourse .The women of fictiona1 wor1d are restricted by and to their socia1 positions .The fact about Hard Times is that it is a ma1e dominated aggressive nove1. Dickens however in representing fema1e terms and va1ues cha11enges the power structure of ma1e-dominated society .So nove1 to me at some point made me rea1ize that there are hidden issues of dominance, exp1oitation and margina1ization which are not shown

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