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    Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and tells us about the social and economic pressures of the 19th century. Hard Times is a Victorian novel and is very realistic. Victorian novels bring about realism in literature. Dickens novels are realistic depiction of Victorian society like class consciousness, rapid urbanization, poverty, child labor etc. Dickens talk about love, aspiration, human passion and Hard Times is a novel written by Charles Dickens which judge the English society and relationships in his novels and they usually have a strong moral message. Victorian age is a period of peace and prosperity since no major wars happened however the flipped side of Victorian era was very ugly. In Hard Times, the story is set in a fictional industrial town, called Coketown. Mainly Dickens' novels depicted life like and real like characters, situations and issues, they were taken out from the daily life of Londoners. Hard Times satires on the rich class, the utilitarian who believe that what they did is fully right if they are useful or if it is for the benefit of the majority. They have no interest in individualism and imagination, they focus only on facts alone and they did not encourage any sort of entertainment and fancy. Charles Dickens use many flat characters to let us know about the realistic conditions of the people living in the Victorian era. And his languages changes depending on who the narrator is depending upon the age,…

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    Sydney Carton's Trial

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    Charles Darnay’s wife is Lucie, Dr. Manette’s daughter. Lucie had grown up not knowing her parents and thought her father, Dr. Manette was dead; she later found he was imprisoned in a French prison. She also suffered along Darnay all the times he was accused. She had to suffer when her husband was waiting to be put to death, while also worrying that she may be killed herself. Also, though she has been worried and stressed over things all her life, she has learned to have joy. She has learned to…

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    Dr. Manette is one character that secretly illustrates the theme of appearance versus reality. In book one, Lucie Manette, daughter of Dr. Manette, finds her father and brings him “back to life” (54). Lucie helps her father to restart his life with her. Adding onto this, Dr. Manette appears to be well again, but the truth is, Dr. Manette is dying inside. When he reconnects with his daughter, Dr. Manette also starts caring for patients again. During the novel, Dr. Manette relapses several…

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    A young boy named Edmond Dantés turns into a man due to extreme and strenuous circumstances that forces him into manhood. He takes on a new identity, the Count of Monte Cristo and earns possession of a large inheritance. He then gets revenge on those who were responsible for his 14 years in prison. This is one of many important conflicts that occur in, and determine the plot of, The Count of Monte Cristo. Others include Valentine and Maximilian’s love story, Albert and the Count’s duel, and…

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    In the novel, The Count of Monte Cristo, many characters are introduce throughout the story and most of these characters undergo an indentity change at some point during the novel. The main, and by far the most dynamic character, is Edmond Dantès. Dantès is the protagonist of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel. Edmond lived his life honestly, that is until he was framed for a crime he did not commit. Taking place in Marseilles, France in the 1800’s, Dantès fights for his freedom and pursues many…

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    his own life thus, drinking his problems away. “ I am a disappointed drudge, sir. I care for no man on Earth, and no man on Earth cares for me,”(Dickens, 103). This shows the flaws in him make him human yet, everyone is so concerned with perfection it causes conflict and discrepancy within the character. It was difficult to approach a single conclusive thought. There is also foreshadowing shown, here, Carton would never change or care for anyone until he met the person he loves. Which…

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    A Tale Of Two Cities A Tale Of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, revolves around the idea of redemption in the midst of the chaos of the larger scope of injustice surrounding the main characters. While the movie does a decent portrayal of the nuanced themes in the original story, many fall flat or are not noticed at all, though the movie as a whole was a well told rendition. The book opens with focus on the phrase, “Recalled to life” which in it repetition drives home the importance of some kind…

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    Charles Dickens, the author of A Tale of Two Cities, shows a pitiful attitude towards his character Sydney Carton, and uses pathetic fallacy and juxtaposition to demonstrate this. At first sight, Sydney Carton was intended to be an insolent alcoholic and brilliant lawyer who was appropriately nicknamed “the jackal” because of how he gets no recognition whenever he wins court cases. Carton’s irresponsible habits are exemplified when he drinks excessively after he helps save Charles Darnay from…

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    Revenge in Dante's life Revenge is a powerful thing to want. It consumes people, and can make them forget the important things going on around them. They think that they are getting justice for themselves. When really sometimes revenge is as pointless as putting out a fire with gas. A man named Edmond Dantes was wrongly imprisoned for 14 years. In those years Dantes sat in a prison called the Château d'If, he thought of many different ways to get revenge on his enemies. The men he thought he…

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    The word “inferno” means Hell in Italian. Hell is where the main character Dante Alighieri and the ghost of the Roman poet Virgil, who was sent Dante’s deceased loved one Beatrice, travel in order to help Dante get back on the right path. The reason why Dante travels to Hell is because the Ghost of Virgil offers to guide Dante through Hell in order to get to Paradise (Heaven) to purify himself of all his sins. During the journey in Hell, they travel through the Nine Circles of Hell. The Circles…

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