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Discuss the role of Sissy Jupe in Hard Times.

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Sissy Jupe brings a ray of light and life into the serious and rationalistic world of the Gradgrinds and Coketown. The daughter of circus worker, she represents poetry, imagination, and pleasure. Mr. Gradgrind views circuses as a shameful and ridiculous waste of time and resources. They have no use value in his number-crunching and utilitarian view of the universe—but they are the culture from which this caring girl...

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