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616 wordsLouisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, PA, on Nov. 29, 1832, and she was the second daughter of Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott. She had an older sister Anna and two younger sisters Elizabeth and May. The family moved to Boston, MA in 1834, where her father set up an experimental school that failed because of the lack of students. Since the Alcott's were relatively poor, Ralph Waldo Emerson financially supported them while they moved to Concord, MA. Amos and Abigail were both progressive ...
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Wollstonecraft And Dickens Fight For Educational Reform
1,194 words... d there. Norrie Epstein, in The Friendly Dickens, states that, utilitarianism professes function over feeling, facts over fancy. Mr. Mcchoakumchild, who is brilliantly named (check-um-child), is not seen in action but we get a good description of him. He is supposed to represent the ordinary teacher who had gone of to school and been stuffed with facts of all kinds but never asked to really think about them, only regurgitate the information. We see no signs of actual humanity in this man; he...
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Dickens Marx And Freud
1,454 words... ub sequent guilt and remorse we feel from our super ego. Tom is the son of Thomas Gradgrind, Sr. , a factual man only interested with pure facts. Therefore, Tom is brought up in a utilitarian environment: taught never to wonder, doubt facts or entertain any kind of fancy. In the novel Hard Times he is part of the middle class and only has love for one person, his sister, Louisa. His sisters husband employs him in the bank but Tom interests himself more with rebellion since he is finally away...
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1,401 wordsIn Hard Times there is a teacher called Mr Gradgrind, Mr Gradgrind set up a school As a charity. Although this makes him sound like a kind man he is quite the opposite. He is very harsh and cruel man. I know this because of how he treats one of the members of his school. Her name is Sissy June. One day Mr Gradgrind said girl number 20, who is that girl. Sissy stood up and said me sir. Mr Gradgrind asked her name, when she replied he said sissy is not a name and your father should not call you it...
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Hard Times The Theme Of Utilitarianism
1,819 words... e a white complexion an indication that education has literally stripped them of individuality. A chapter, where this process is described is named Murdering the Innocents which refers to replacing the rich personalities of children with cold and impersonal utilitarian attitudes. In his description of the Coketown community, Dickens highlights the fact that it is not a healthy society. The workers have no escape from their problems. People resort to alcohol and drugs; crime is rampant and th...
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1,629 wordsI. The Industrial Revolution of the 19 th century. 1. The impact on the society. 2. The great changes as after-effects of the Revolution. II. Hard Times an industrial nov. 1. Coketown an ordinary town of that time: a. great economic changes in the town; b. Josiah Bounderby the embodiment of a powerful bourgeois 2. Political changes: a. the necessity of reforms; b. trade unions; c. relationships between classes. 3. Ideological and moral changes: a. utilitarian attitude; b. morally corrupted upper...
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Acute Stephen Blackpool
1,342 wordsCharles Dickens wrote Hard Times in monthly instalments in Household words in 1854. It describes the life of the citizens in an industrial town whilst covering family values, the education system and the plight of workers. Tom Gradgrind is the eldest son of Mr Gradgrind and through him Dickens shows the impact of a factual childhood. Tom is first introduced with Louisa in chapter three when they are reprimanded heavily for looking at the Tyrolean flower act. Gradgrind is dumb with amazement at t...
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742 wordsThe one most necessary thing in education, according to Mr. Gradgrind, a retired hardware merchant of Coketown, was facts. In his harsh and somewhat closed view, all human events were susceptible of measurement; they could be reduced to balances with so many facts on one side and so many facts on the other side. According to him, admiration's, imagination and even sentiment were useless and disturbing factors that had a tendency to destroy the balance, and should therefore, be eliminated by ever...
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616 wordsJoanne Alfieri Professor Lanzetta Survey of World Literature November 8, 1997 Hard Times by Charles Dickens There are five major themes in the novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens. Its themes overlap as Dickens points an accusing finger at a specific time and place: England during the time of the Industrial Revolution. The wisdom of the heart vs. the wisdom of the head Gradgrind represents the wisdom of the head. His philosophy is based on utilitarianism, which seeks to promote the greatest happi...
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790 wordsHard Times by Dickens, Structure as it Relates to Plot and Characterization 9; Charles Dickens presents in his novel a specific structure to expose the evils and abuses of the Victorian Era. Dickens use of plot and characterization relate directly to the structure on account that it shows his view of the mistreatment's and evils of the Victorian Era, along with his effort to expose them through literary methods. A befitting display of structure is evident through his giving name to the three ...
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1,948 wordsThe book Hard Times written by Charles Dickens is a story about a Lancashire Mill Town in the 1840? s. The novel is divided into three books. Dickens titles the books accordingly to prepare the reader for what is about to come, and throughout the novel he shows the effects of the education system, the setup of the caste system, and the Industrial Revolution had on society through this small town of Coketown. The main characters of the novel show the English caste system of the 19 th century by s...
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1,514 wordsJOHN QUINCY ADAMS John Quincy Adams was born in Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts on July 11 th, 1767. His ancestry lineage was English. Adams? religion was Unitarian. His father, John Adams, was born in Braintree (Quincy), Massachusetts on October 19 th, 1735. He died in Quincy, Massachusetts on July 4 th, 1826. He had three major occupations. He was a lawyer, a statesman, and the President of the United States. His mother, Abigail Smith Adams, was born in Weymouth Massachusetts on November 11 ...
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1,380 wordsMalaysia Williamson 4 / 27 / 00 Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Amos Bronson Alcott, an educator and philosopher, and Abigail May, the energetic, philanthropist. Louisa grew up in Concord and Boston, suffering from poverty as a result of her selfish idealist fathers inability to support his family. Bronson Alcott habitually sacrificed his wife and daughters by refusing to compromise with a venal world, most conspicuously when he subjected...
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Meals On Wheels India Knight Stella
823 wordsVile bodies Dont You Want Me India Knight 272 pp, Penguin In this follow-up to her hugely successful My Life On a Plate, India Knight explores new shallows. Her heroine, 38 -year-old Stella, shares her Primrose Hill house with her 18 -month-old daughter, Honey, and her handsome but red-haired lodger, Frank. Stella does the odd translating job, but is more fully occupied with sleeping off her hangovers, applying make-up, taking it off again, and mostly worrying about where the next shag is coming...
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