She does not know what to do since she has never had feelings of her own before.
Her father never gave her the opportunity to think for herself, or even love someone.
I’ve always loved how Dickens had a real knack for bringing oddball characters to life and subtly infusing ‘state of the nation’ social commentary into his tales.
Utilitarianism is the assumption that human beings act in a way that highlights their own self interest.
Eventually, to get out of a deep gambling debt, he robs a bank and is forced to flee the area.
When Bitzer realizes that Tom has robbed the bank and catches him, Mr.
Characterization in Hard Times Irony and Satire in Hard Times Characterization of Mr.
Unlike many number of ‘social problem’ novels from that era, I’d argue ‘Hard Times’ by Charles Dickens has in most part stood the test of time more than most, existing largely as an uncompromising literary expose of the failings of the Victorian industrial north.
Gradgrinds two oldest children, Tom and Louisa, are examples of how this utilitarian method failed miserably.
These children were never given the opportunity to think for themselves, experience fun things in life, or even use their imaginations.