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  • Hard Times: The Industrial Revolution

    quality of life and the answer to it is subjective to who is being asked. Charles Dickens, a significant, prolific author and reformist of the period, criticized the apparent “progress” of the Industrial Revolution and his novel Hard Times called attention to the deterioration in moral values, exploitation, deprivation and oppression that befell not only to the working class, but affected the middle and upper class…

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  • Char1es Dickens Hard Times Analysis

    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…

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  • Hard Times By Charles Dickens Essay

    Historical info about the period of publication: In 1854, during the 19th century also known as the "Victorian Era" Utilitarianism and Political Economy were growing trends which Charles Dickens disagreed with greatly. Hard Times was written by Dickens to show and display the aspect of these economic theories in a more negative light. Louisa and Tom were raised under strict principles of economic theory as Dickens pictured it, and thus showed how this idea would ruin social and political ideals.…

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  • Charles Dickens Issues

    The next issue that Dickens focuses on is the social problems of industrialization. Dickens is known to be one of the novelists who wrote and commented on the social matters of Victorian England in his novels. Hard Times which is no exception, captures contemporary social matters. These contemporary issues are discussed by John D. Baird. The author of "Divorce and Matrimonial Causes": An Aspect of "Hard Times". He argues that these issues are “woven deeply into the texture of the narrative; so…

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  • Utilitarianism In Charles Dickens What Does It Matter?

    Brendon Kenney Dr. Hansen BLS 301 27 April 2015 What does it Matter? In Hard Times, Charles Dickens explores several themes that he believed adversely affected both the individual in particular and society in general in Victorian England. Following what Thomas Carlyle had termed the “Condition of England Question,” Dickens focuses on the physical, mental, and spiritual oppression of the people, both wealthy and poor, as a result of the prevailing philosophy of the era, Utilitarianism.…

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  • Hard Time To Hard Life Analysis

    While the exact reason for aggressiveness is unknown, scientist have recently been making new discoveries on the root of the growing problem. Regarding this, Jane E. Brody’s “A Bully’s future, from Hard Time to Hard Life” highlights the growing problem of bullying and how it affects not only the bullies but also the victims later on in life. In addition, Pamela Paul’s “The Playground gets Tougher” looks into younger children’s viciousness and how the parent’s attitude could influence the growth…

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  • Theme Of Naturalism In Miss Julie

    Miss Julie is naturalistic play written by August Strindberg in 1888. A naturalistic piece is a more extreme form of realism that is defined as “An avant-garde movement, which flourished between 1880 and 1914, that portrayed heredity and environmental factors as the primary causes of human behavior through the accurate rendition of external realities,” explains editor Tobin Nellhaus. Miss Julie contains these naturalistic elements as it takes place in real time and focuses heavily on survival of…

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  • Gender Roles In Hard Times

    paving a path for women to become educated, and form more equal gender relationships. This development of a new woman formed strongly during the Victorian Era, with help from literary works of Judith Walkowitz, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens. Prior to the Victorian Era, women had little to no voice. Women were controlled by men, owned no property, and were expected to take care of the home and children. If a woman did work, her options were limited to things such as making clothes, teaching,…

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  • The Worst Hard Time Analysis

    amount of people yearn for. Security comes in many shapes and forms, but a general idea can be seen in The Worst Hard Time. Certain chapters focus on the southern plains people that dealt with what they perceived as betrayal by the government, banks, and the environment. Providing land for the people, the government insured them that planting wheat on the property would capitalize on increasing export prices. Unfortunately, the citizens did not expect the demand for wheat to plummet, which began…

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  • Worst Hard Time Analysis

    Knee; the fight between the genders in Mays Homeward Bound; authoritarian governments and their subjects in With The Old Breed, and the victimization of poor people in the Worst Hard Time each share the theme of oppression. People in positions of power enact oppression. Oppressors refuse to assimilate the issues of a minority group. Targets of oppression survive by repressing feelings of torment, and by creating a euphoric subculture within their respective communities. The wounds of oppression…

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