Novels, Society & History (C10)

How had Charles Dickens depicted the terrible effects of industrialisation on peoples lives and characters ? Explain with examples.

Answer

Effects of industrialization:

  1. In hard times Charles Dickens describe a fictitious industrial town, coke town, a grim place full of machinery, smoking chimneys, Polluted rivers.

  2. Workers are known as hands.

  3. Dickens criticised not just greed for profit but also the ideas that reduced human being into a simple instruments of production.