About Charles Dickens' social-realist novel 'Hard Times'


Essay, 2005

7 Seiten, Note: 1,7


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Charles Dickens’ social-realist novel Hard Times was his only novel published in weekly parts in his magazine Household Words in 1854. The serial publication was combined with the insertion of journalistic articles on themes which were discussed in the novel, so that “the journalism and the fiction nourished each other” (Simpson). In his novel Dickens depicts the life of men, women and children at the time of Industrial Revolution and points to themes like trade unions, political economy, education, marriage and divorce. Along with the changing political and economic structures, the role of women began to change in the middle of the 19th century.

The so-called Women question was concerned with traditional roles of women who were valued for their tenderness and domestic affection, but who had no political rights. Since male writers of the Victorian period were often accused of inserting female characters “insignificant both in mind and body” (Perkins), it is very interesting to have a closer look at the representation of Victorian women and the Women question in Charles Dickens’ novel.

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Titel
About Charles Dickens' social-realist novel 'Hard Times'
Hochschule
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Note
1,7
Autor
Jahr
2005
Seiten
7
Katalognummer
V67498
ISBN (eBook)
9783638586085
ISBN (Buch)
9783656798118
Dateigröße
392 KB
Sprache
Deutsch
Schlagworte
dickens, hard times, social realism
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Johanna Wünsche (Autor:in), 2005, About Charles Dickens' social-realist novel 'Hard Times', München, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/67498

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