How does Charles Dicken use satire in order to highlight the ills of the industrial age?

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The analysis of Gradgrind's approach to education has to have been created with some level of satire in mind.  Dickens' depiction of Mr. Gradgrind's mantra within his educative domain of "fact, not fancy" and creating an educational system where calculation and technical precision is valued more than all other notions, most notably the refinement of emotional sensibilities, is a direct reflection of the Industrialization period.  This desire to appropriate the world in accordance to a materialist and scientific mentality is something that ends up proving disastrous to Gradgrind's own children and to many in the Industrialization period that failed to understand that a valid expression of human consciousness is one that integrates as many points of view as possible into it.

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