Chapter 8-10 Flashcards
What does Mrs.Gradgrind warn Louisa not to do in chapter 8?
“never wonder” as this contradicts the philosophy of fact , making her wish she had never been cursed with a family
What does Mr.Gradgrind’s name evoke?th
the monotonous grind of his children’s lives, as well s the grinding of factory machines
To Mr.Gradgrinds dismay, factory workers flock to the Coketown library in order to do what?
to “read mere fables about men and women” to escape and stimulate their imaginations
Dickens presents his novels as a way to counteract the dehumanising effects of the Industrial Revolution; how does he do this?
with his focus on the lives of the common people rather than those of kings and queens and other aristocrats; in writing of the social conditions of Victorian England he is a realist writer
What did many of the rich fear novels would do?
that they would corrupt the minds of ordinary people, making them fanciful and even immoral
By suggesting through his own novel that realist novels can teach and entertain, what does Dickens defend?
his novel against these charges
Why does Sissy Jupe do poorly at school?
as she is simply unable to adopt the cold, hard devotion to fact that is demanded of her, instead clinging to what Mr.Gradgrind thinks of as fanciful notions such as the idea that her father will return
What chapter is named “Stephan Blackpool”
Blackpool is a Hand, what is this?
one of the lowest menial labourers in Coketown
Who does Dickens use to represent the plight of the poor?t
the impoverished denizens of Coketown
Blackpool immediately contrasts with the blustery self-obsessed Bounderby; how does Bounderby, rather hypocritically remind Stephan during the conversation of a possible divorce?
that “theres a sanctity in the relation” of marriage that “must be kept”
What does Bounderby believe of all Hands?
that they are improvident and dishonest, wanting “turtle soup with a gold spoon” without working for it
What is Bounderby’s belief that all Hands are lazy part of?
his rhetoric of the self-made man
Dicken’s satire on the educational systtem is expounded through his children how?
through young Tom’s dissatisfaction with his own education and Louisa’s desire to do and learn more
What does Sissy’s stories of her life at the circus do for Louisa?
they provide nourishment to the small seeds of doubt that she feels for her upbringing and education