Hard Times

Hard Times Book Jacket Status Jacketed By 1854, When Hard Times Was Published, Charles Dickens Magisterial Progress As A Writer Had Come To Incorporate A Many Sided, Coherent Vision Of English Society, Both As It Was And As He Wished It To Be Hard Times A Classic Dickensian Story Of Redemption Set In A North Of England Town Beset By Industrialism, Everywhere Benefits From This Vision In The Trenchancy Of Its Satire, In Its Sweeping Indignation At Social Injustice, And In The Persistent Humanity With Which Its Author Enlivens His Largest And Smallest Incidents. This book is, for me, Dickens best I loved every second of it, the darkness of Tom s steady descent into drinking and gambling were brilliant and there were several times I found myself simply rereading a few paragraphs over and over, in awe at them The end of Chapter XIX, The Whelp, is something I hold in very high regard as possibly one of his best pieces of writing ever I want to deal with the characters individually from here, since I feel they are all very important.Mr Gradgrind Fac This book is, for me, Dickens best I loved every second of it, the darkness of T
Mr Thomas Gradgrind , a very wealthy, former merchant, now retired, only believes in facts, and mathematics, two plus two, is four facts are important, facts will lift you into prosperity, facts are what to live by, they are the only thing that matters, everything else is worthless knowing He sets up a model school, were the terrorized students, will learn this, and other subjects that are unfortunately, also taught the eminently practical man, teaches his five children at birth Mr Thomas Gradgrind , a very wealthy, former merchant, now retired, only believes in facts, and mathematics, two plus two, is four facts are important, facts will lift you into prosperity, facts are what to live by, they are the only thing that matters, everything else is worthless knowing He sets up a model school, were the terrorized students, will learn this, and other subjects that are unfortunately, also taught the eminently practical man, teaches his five children at birth facts They fear him, a dictator, at home, his weak minded, sick wife, just looks on, wrapping herself up, to keep warm and complaining of her weariness But fictitious Coketown , Manchester is a dirty, factory town, incessant noises from countless machines, powered by coal, chimneys forever spewing dark gases, polluting the air, thick smoke like a twisting snake high above the atmosphere, moving this way and that, spreading all through the surrounding areas, the
Hard Times is Dickens s novel set in the fictional Coketown and centering around utilitarian and industrial influences on Victorian society Dickens s brilliant use of characterization can be seen in high form here and as always, his naming of his story s populace is entertaining by itself The best is without a doubt Mr McChokumchild, a teacher Louisa Gradgrind is a thinly disguised fictionalization of John Stuart Mill One of the great things about reading literature from the 1800s or earlie Hard Times is Dickens s novel set in the fictional Coketown and centering around utilitarian and industrial influences on Victorian s
Now, what I want is Facts Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts Facts alone are wanted in life Plant nothing else, and root out everything else You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts nothing else will ever be of any service to them So begins Hard Times, and what an opening this is We know instantly from this, some of what the novel will be about, and the character of the man who says these words He is plain speaking in hisinflexible, dry, and dictatorialvNow, what I want is Facts Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts Facts alone are wanted in life Plant nothing else, and root out everything else You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts nothing else will ever be of any service to them So begins Hard Times, and what an opening this is We know instantly from this, some of what the novel will be about, and the character of the man who says these words He is plain speaking in hisinflexible, dry, and dictatorialvoice, direct and committed to his extreme view of teaching as instruction His name is Mr Thomas Gradgrind,an eminently practical man , and he has an ailing wife, and five children called Louisa, Tom, Jane and revealingly Adam Smith and Malthus He has a misguided idea of Utilitarianism as a ideal in all things, only valuing facts and statistics, and ruthlessly suppressing the imaginative sides of his children s nature.Mr Gradgrind also has a close friend, a banker and mill owner,
.. Now, what I want is Facts Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts Facts alone are wanted in life Plant nothing else, and root out everything else You can only form the mind of reasoning animals upon Facts nothing else will ever be of any service to themMr Gradgrind, Hard TimesWe don t need no educationWe don t need no thought controlAnother Brick in the Wall Part II Roger Waters, Pink Floyd Roger Waters lyrics could almost be a direct response to Mr Gradgrind s ridiculoNow, what I want is Facts Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts Facts alone are wanted in life Plant nothing else, and root out everything else You can only form the mind of reasoning animals upon Facts nothing else will ever be of any service to themMr Gradgrind, Hard TimesWe don t need no educationWe don t need no thought controlAnother Brick in the Wall Part II Roger Waters, Pink Floyd Roger Waters lyrics could almost be a direct response to Mr Gradgrind s ridiculous world view.The worst thing about Hard Times is the title, very off putting You get the feeling that the book will indeed give you a hard time and should be avoided like the plague particularly if you have never read Dickens before and assume that his books are hard to read As it turned out Hard Times is one of the easiest Dickens books to follow, neither the plot or the prose is particularly convoluted It is also one of his shortest and most concise, clocking in at a measly 350 or so pages instead of 1000 like
Hard times, 1854,Charles DickensHard Times For These Times commonly known as Hard Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854 The book surveys English society and satirises the social and economic conditions of the era 2010 1364 446 Hard times, 1854,Charles DickensHard Times For These Times commonly known as Hard Times is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854 The book surveys English society and satirise
This book is another evidence of Charles Dickens brilliancy when it comes to writing He starts with one person and her destiny, but gradually the story becomesandintricate and complex, and in the end you end up with a completely different story from what you started out with I have quite an ambivalent relationship to Charles Dickens and his books Some of them I love, some of them confuse me or end up disappointing me Hard Times was a good story, but I was mildly disappointed w This book is another evidence of Charles Dickens brilliancy when it comes to writing He starts with one person and her destiny, but gradually the story becomesandintricate and complex, and in the end you end up with a completely different story from what you started out with I have quite an ambivalent relationship to Charles Dickens and his books Some of them I love, some of them confuse me or end up disappointing me Hard Times was a good story, but I was mildly disappointed with the fact that it changes direction I wanted to continue reading about Sissy and her destiny, but I was disappointed to realize that her story
3,5 5Seguramente Tiempos dif ciles no se sume a mis Dickens predilectos pero a n as creo que es una novela muy interesante y que he disfrutado.El contexto pol tico y social es realmente el centro de la historia, y m s que los personajes es la trama la que importa en esta novela con temas muy claros como la Revoluci n industrial, la educaci n victoriana, la diferencia de clases, la hipocres a generalizada y sobre todo la lucha entre la ciencia, los hechos y la imaginaci n.Me han encantado t 3,5 5Seguramente Tiempos dif ciles no se sume a mis Dickens predilectos pero a n as creo que es una novela muy interesante y que he disfrutado.El contexto pol tico y social es realmente el centro de la historia, y m s que los personajes es la trama la que importa en esta novela con temas muy claros como la Revoluci n industrial, la educaci n victoriana, la diferencia de c

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  • 301 pages
  • Hard Times
  • Charles Dickens
  • English
  • 21 March 2019
  • 0451523008