Essays Tagged: "Hard Times"

Charles Dickens' novel, Hard Times

Charles Dickens' novel, Hard Times, is a story of two struggles--the struggle offact versus imagination and the struggle bet ... cannot have flowered carpet. One wouldtrample all over them and they would end up dying. In Hard Times, two classes are relevant in Coketown. The upper class, whichwere few in numbers, are dom ...

(1 pages) 98 1 4.7 Feb/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

What are the consequences of the suppression of the imagination of the Gradgrind Children? Refers to "In hard times" by Dickens

Hard times is set out in three different books: The Sowing; The Reaping; The Garnering. They are nam ... m of education is not ready to tackle situations which require imagination or experience in life.In Hard Times the two characters that are most affected by the Gradgrind system of education are Tom an ... manipulate their minds, doing whatever they were told. The system forces the pupils to intake pure hard facts, nothing else, therefore not exercising the imagination at all. Leading the pupils to be ...

(8 pages) 89 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

"Hard Times" by Charles Dickens

The story of "Hard Times" is set in the North of England, in an industry city called Coketown, an epitome and symb ... rtism and the class-contradiction had became severer and severer. It is the historic background of "Hard Times".In"Hard Times" Dickens shows a genuine sympathy for the workers in Coketown, including S ... ns shows a genuine sympathy for the workers in Coketown, including Stephen Blackpool, an honest and hardworking man who lives in misery due to his unfortunate marriage, his kind-hearted and hardworkin ...

(4 pages) 88 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Does Charles Dickens write from a Realist or a Romantic perspective in his novel "Hard Times?"

Hard times EssayThe Novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens was, by far, the most enjoyable piece of his ...

(4 pages) 48 0 1.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Compare and Contrast the role of Character and Characterization in the novels 'Hard Times' and 'Love on the Dole'

The novels, 'Hard Times' and 'Love on the Dole,' are built around a symbolic character foundation and both author ... use and portrayal of character is, therefore, an integral part to an understanding of both novels. 'Hard Times' and 'Love on the Dole' are both examples of the nation and how it was being affected by ... resent these characters, in order to demonstrate the sullen socialism and utilitarian attitudes in 'Hard Times' or the exploitation of the economic system in 'Love on the Dole.'The way Dickens present ...

(8 pages) 56 0 4.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charleston Dickens, Hard Times - Contrasting Philosophies of Mr. Sleary and Mr. Gradgrind

nuity results in an energetic and strong story. Perhaps the most dissimilar characters in Dickens's Hard Times are Thomas Gradgrind and Mr. Sleary. Thomas Gradgrind thinks of himself as an "eminently ... at the conclusion of the story Gradgrind starts to lean towards humanitarian ideals. Dickens novel Hard Times closely parallels problems of society today. Although some believe the "War on Terror" is ...

(4 pages) 48 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens' Hard Times: A Look At Then And Now.

Hard Times by Charles Dickens is a very dismal tale of Victorian England at the period of industrial ... cts various injustices he sees happening within England during the Victorian Era and places them in Hard Times. The imaginary town in which the book takes place is called Coke town, but is actually ba ... found inspiring, stating "I wanted to see what qualities they showed". (Preston: On Strike) Within Hard Time's Coke Town we witness the rise of big business, the suppression of women, a domination of ...

(7 pages) 168 2 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In 'Hard Times' Bitzer, Tom Gradgrind and James Harthouse are characters separated by social class: working, middle and upper classes respectively. Account for what unites them.

attack on the wealthy in general. However this would be an inaccurate interpretation of the text. 'Hard Times' is not an attack on the privileged, but on those who use their advantages selfishly. Thi ...

(4 pages) 34 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How does Charles Dickens treat the theme of education in his novel Hard Times?

arious ways of teaching, each pupil having a different way of comprehending and learning.The novel 'Hard Times' is set in the nineteenth century. It was a time where education did not have the develop ... trays it, and what part it played in the characters lives. Can education mould you into who you are?Hard Times is set in an industrial fictional town called Coketown, in the North of England.Dickens r ...

(10 pages) 54 0 1.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

To what extent does Dickens seek to demonstrate truth through non-realistic and symbolic strategies of representation as well as through realism?

th severe social criticism and acute observation of people and places, both real and imagined. His "Hard Times" and "Great Expectations" are good proof for the above statement. Both are written in the ... d representation of truth through non-realistic and symbolic strategies as well as through realism."Hard Times" begins with a short introduction. The scene is a classroom in which Dickens' depicts the ...

(5 pages) 60 0 4.5 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hard Times: Coketown

In " Hard Times: Coketown" Charles Dickens is assessing industrialization and the effect it had on the pe ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Coming of the Railway" from Dombey and Son

ll mock the tracks, but such scorn will not stop thepush of technology. Like Dickens' other pieces, Hard Times and A Walk in a Workhouse,Dickens is ultimately commenting on the severe changes that hav ...

(3 pages) 15 0 0.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Charles Dicken's "Hard Times": Human Mechanization.

early depicted of not possessing any emotions and personality for that matter, just like a machine. Hard Times portrays what the world would be like if children were not children at all but clearly ma ...

(2 pages) 20 0 3.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Coping With Hard Times.

sing, with great technological developments and rising prosperity, the Victorian Era also witnessed hardships never seen before. The people during the period were forced to deal with the afflictions t ... c and flourishing, many who lived in this leading nation still had to endure a staggering amount of hardship-- rich, poor, men, women, and children alike. During these hard times, people had to rely o ...

(12 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

This is an essay on how Dickens portrays his view on human nature and society in chapter V, The Key Note: "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens

HARD TIMES ESSAYExplore how Dickens presents his view of human nature and society in this extract. Y ... not even have the money to buy the magazines in which Dickens published the regular instalments of Hard Times; this sums up one of the main themes of the book: the differences between the rich and th ... for what the rich give them. This is ironic as it is the poor half of Coketown that work extremely hard and get almost no pay and have very poor living conditions; the complete opposite of Gradgrind ...

(7 pages) 27 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Industrialization in "Hard Times" by Charles Dickens

revolution was an era of mechanization. During this era, in 1854, Charles Dickens (1812-1870) wrote Hard Times to comment upon the change within society and its effect on its people. “Dickens poi ... iety in his eloquent and passionate plea on behalf of the working poor” (Charles Dickens’ Hard Times, 2000). The novel shows presents to readers the author’s perspective of life during ...

(7 pages) 38 0 4.7 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Compare The Elementary School In Hard Times By Charles Dickens With The Village School In Cider With Rosie By Laurie Lee

Compare The Elementary School In Hard Times By Charles Dickens With The Village School In Cider With Rosie By Laurie Lee Hard ... ckens and Cider With Rosie by Laurie Lee both portray accounts of the period in which they are set. Hard Times published in 1854ad shows a typical school in Victorian Britain and Cider With Rosie show ... oks are set in very different environments with some similarities, but a lot of differences. Hard Times and Cider With Rosie have some similarities such as they are both typical elementary scho ...

(8 pages) 2221 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Does Dickens Show Mr. Gradgrind’s Development As A Human Being As The Story Unfolds?

he human soul.Little can be said of Gradgrind from the second book as we find him in London working hard at Parliament, even though this book ironically titled "˜Reaping', is where the real chang ... f the system, a system that moulded then failed Louisa."˜Garnering' is the concluding piece to Hard Times and heralds the return of Gradgrind. Immediately from the first chapter we are shown that ...

(4 pages) 1563 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hard Times

Hard Times by Dickens, Structure as it Relates to Plot and Characterixation Charles Dickens presents ... A befitting display of structure is evident through his giving name to the three books contained in Hard Times. The titles of the three appropriately named books are an allusion to the Bible.In the fi ... mpt at exposing the evils of the Victorian Era through the plot, characterization, and structure of Hard Times was successful

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Find three symbols and record three quotations that reflect or illuminate each symbol.

business of Mrs. Sparsit's life, to look up at her staircase, and to watch Louisa coming down. Sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly, sometimes several steps at one bout, sometimes stopping, never turn ...

(2 pages) 2911 0 4.3 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers