In this paper, I will analyse Hard Times which is wrote by Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Also I will mention about Thomas Gradgrind, imaginary and emotions. Firstly, I will give some information about Dickens’s life and works. Charles was a very prolific author. Also, he was a journalist, novelist, editor, illustrator and social commentator.
This is achieved through mocking the possibility of his son falling short of expectations given his advantages. Lines 41-42 explicitly state this by asking “can there be anything more mortifying than to be excelled by them?” (“them” being Chesterfield’s son’s peers), this quote is extremely condescending to say the least. However the statement is also presents some of Chesterfields own values. It is not enough to merely do well in something, success is defined by exceeding all of one’s own fellow peers. In addition Chesterfield follows up his point in lines 43-45 directly addressing his son by saying “your shame and regret must be greater than anybody because everybody knows the uncommon care which has been taken to your education,” the careful use of language illustrates his point.
Chesterfield explains why he is doing this and what his goal is. He is trying to explain them. He wants to be a guide not a pest and annoy his son all the time. These devices make the letter very memorable and create a larger impact on the reader. In this letter from Lord Chesterfield his son we can say that Lord Chesterfield wants his son to learn similar qualities like his such as helping them out.
With any book, article, propaganda, etc. the hero and villain are always apparent and either praised or criticized with everything they do. Many authors write with this perspective or intent to make the writing more intriguing and to develop the reader’s opinions on how they feel towards the characters. However, there are several authors that choose a different route. Charles Dickens, an author with many award winning novels and plays from the 19th century, used a different approach when creating his characters for his writings.
Chesterfield uses the build up from his contradicting advice and threats to make sure that his son understands the values of obedience, success and education, and holds up the family's reputation. Chesterfield calls to attention the fact that his son has had "the uncommon care" in his education and "the opportunities you have had knowing more than others of your age." This reveals that Chesterfield values taking advantage of opportunities given to you and not letting them go to waste. He also expressed his dissatisfaction with only learning things with half the effort required: "to know a little of anything gives neither satisfaction nor credit; but ... brings disgrace or ridicule." This not only communicates that Chesterfield cares what people think about him, his son and his upbringing, but also shows he believes that it would be embarrassing if his son failed at something when he has had a superior education and more opportunities.
John Masefield, a copious writer, had a history of siding with the weak against the strong (Strong 356). Masefield found his identity in love of life and compassion for all that live it (356). John Masefield was born in 1878, and trained to go to sea (“John Masefield” par 1). Masefield is a British poet, which is crucial to the setting of the poem, “Sea Fever” (par 1). John Masefield received the title of British Poet Laureate in 1930 (par 1).
In response to the Industrial Revolution of Victorian England during the 18th century, British society found itself at a crossroad regarding what was deemed significant in human life. The Victorian life was grimy, tough and cruel, and it is made prevalent throughout Charles Dickens’ novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’, that a clear distinction is illustrated between that of the wealthy, aristocrats of England, which was paralleled with those who don’t have wealth, but may have happiness. Dickens integrates the use of satire with the intention to evoke change within his audience, which would result in a more equal England in the future. Moreover, the use of multiple literary techniques as well as the further development of characters, of whom reflect stereotypical members of Victorian England society, Dickens is able to exemplify the need for humanity to transform for the good of all. Dickens establishes greed as a major flaw in society, furthermore, Dickens exposes the greater requirement for generosity to be prevalent within humanity.
Firstly, Caulfield is judgemental. When with his roommate Stradlater, Caulfield states, “He was at least a pretty friendly guy, Stradlater. It was partly a phony kind of friendly…” (26). Caulfield finds Stradlater as a nice guy but also phony. Caulfield always makes
The book is still a well written and famous piece of artwork. And the book teaches us very important lessons that are valuable throughout life. All these reasons make it obvious that the book should be continued to be read in today's modern world. Think about all the knowledge that Holden Caulfield’s life has brought to the
Inherently Dickens being a person, who had ideas on social reform and was the founding editor for a self established journal and also wrote articles campaigning for parliamentary reform, public health, better education for the poor, and reform of the workhouse system and legal system, portrayed the same things, to a maximum extent in the work of David Copperfield. Dickens portrays many types of human suffering like poverty, child labor, social disgrace, and