In "Hard Times", Dickens is utilizing satire to ask for better living conditions in Victorian England. Discuss criticism in the novel.

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The criticism comes in form of sarcasm in the way that Dickens chooses to describe Coketown, the setting of the story, and what goes on with the people and their ways of life as a result of Coketown's extreme industralism. 

We learn that Coketown is a town made of red, dirty bricks. Every single building has the same look and one is no different from the other (this is criticism towards the lack of uniqueness that comes as a result of mass production). In Coketown, people have the same schedules, come in and out at the same time from their homes and work (criticism of the effects...

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