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Essay | Criticism of People and Society in Hard Times

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Criticism of People and Society in Hard Times

Summary: Analyzes the first 7 chapters of the Charles Dickens novel, Hard Times. Discusses what message Dickens is trying to portray to the reader. Examines issues such as value judgements of people and family values.
Charles Dickens was a Victorian sardonic writer who wrote social criticisms about Victorian England. In the first seven chapters of the novel I think Charles Dickens is criticising several issues particularly the education system, then other issues such as value judgements of people and family values.

The novel is set in the Victorian times which gave Charles Dickens the chance to express the feelings he had towards the life in these times and how society was. I think he does it very well in the first seven chapters as he uses quite a lot of narrative and speech in clever ways.

Charles Dickens is showing what the education was like by using Mr Gradgrind to show how he believes a typical person from the Victorian times should be presented.

In the first chapter of the book Gradgrind's school is described as a...

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