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by Charles Dickens

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What are the most vivid impressions that remain with you of Coketown and how does Dickens describe its atmosphere, industry and people. i have a final exam that i have to take in Hard Times and i need a big help.

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The first and most obvious attribute of Coketown is the bricks. Every building is made out of bricks, which are stained by the smoke coming out of the apparently hundreds of fumes coming from factories. The one thing that sticks out is that purple river that runs through the city, foul-smelling with chemicals, and the black canal where all seems to flow into.

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