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"HARD TIMES."

Discusses novel's social message; labor, inter-class tensions, setting, characters.
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Charles Dickens' Hard Times is a novel with a social message which the author brings to life through character and setting. Dickens was a social reformer who was particularly concerned about the plight of the poor, prison conditions, and the changes taking place in working conditions in his time. The Industrial Revolution had altered Britain and altered the relationship between workers and their work. The town depicted by Dickens, Coketown, is a representation of the sort of world that was coming into being because the Industrial Revolution centered entirely on promoting the economy through increased profits while ignoring the human element that makes the whole thing operate. Coketown is an example of what results when society ignores the consequences of change--it is a dark and dirty place where ignorance prevails and any human happiness is

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