... Hard Times by Dickens The passing of God for many people in the Victorian time because of exploratory disclosures conveyed with it the suggestion that life is just the sort of utilitarian presence. This ought to exist as indicated by rationale and actualities, not instinct or feeling that without God to force importance on life, the life is useless. Charles Dickens, in Hard Times, faces thusly of thought by pushing its belief systems and suggestions to the great in his delineation of the Mcchoakumchild School.
Mr. Gradgrind (in a voice that is "firm, dry, and tyrannical") opens the novel at his school in Coketown expressing, "Now, what I need is, Facts." He is a man of "actualities and comput...