Hard Times By Charles Dickens Literary Analysis

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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. Dickens started his career anonymously. In this article, I try to explain the wrong educational system and importance of feelings and imaginary. Feelings is an integral part of our live. Generally, emotions direct our life. People cannot live without emotion. According to me, if a person hasn’t any emotion, he or she will become stoned-hearted. In this novel, Dickens emphasizes the Utilitarian education, the arrogance of the middle and upper class, and the industrial revolution. Every character gets into difficulty in this novel. There aren’t…show more content…
The essential theme of novel is not only the conditions of poor but also the moral and intellectual condemnations self-appointed warden. Gradgrind is a tool of a new industrial that saw fact and reason as mechanism for enlightenment. Emotionlessness of Gadgrind destructs the imaginary, dream and ideal of young students like Sissy. (16) Helmut E. Gerber claimed that there is a two question: ‘how was the system of Gradgrind illustrated?’ and ‘how was its defect dramatized?’. This questions are concern about an analysis of characters. At the same time the teacher concerned about plot and method of characterization. (352) Thomas Gradgrind may begin by distinguishing between E. M. Forster 's classifications of characters as "flat" and "round." To the first term he may relate the words "simple," "consistent," "monomaniac," "humour" (in the Johnsonian sense), and "caricature." As examples he might name Bounderby and Bitzer, Mrs. Gradgrind, and perhaps Stephen Blackpool and Rachael.
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