I want an analysis of the novel "Hard Times".

I want an analysis of the novel "Hard Times".

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This shorter work of Dickens is a cross-breed somewhere between a social satire and a more seriously staged saga. In a series of highly unlikely circumstances, confrontation between the classes shapes the destiny of an array of different characters. However, it particularly focuses on the llife choices of a brother and sister, Tom and Louisa Gradgrind. The story line traces their lives from a strict upbringing through early adulthood and marriage, including such leit motifs as love vs duty, sentiment vs reason, etc. The overshadowing influence of    Thomas Gradgrind, their father, adds intrigue and depth:

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