Monday, January 28, 2013
Hard Times by Charles Dickens
Our humanities test made me think about some of the authors intentions for their writings, Dickens in particular. His novel Hard Times comments on utilitarianism and how it can hurt society, but it really didn’t seem like he hated it that much. Was he completely against utilitarianism and reason, or did he just want it to be used in moderation? He definitely seems like he is against reason defining society because we would all turn into a Bitzer-like person, but is he completely against it? He also shows how industrialism and utilitarianism can hurt society, but he doesn’t take a definite opinion for either side. What do you guys think?