Charles Dickens Sowing Reaping

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A very short novel compared to his other novels, Dickens wrote Hard Times for his journal, Household Words, providing weekly installments (Hyland, 1981). It is divided into three separate books, ‘Sowing’ and ‘Reaping’ which reminded the Victorian reader of the Bible’s words, “As you sow, so also shall ye reap”. The biblical concept of “whatsoever a man sowed, that shall he also reap”. The third book is entitled ‘Garnering’ (ibid.). An agriculture connotation refers to the reaping of the results of the educational system. Through the structural elements in Hard Times of plot, themes, and characterization, Dickens portrays certain social facts of an industrial society and tries to picture a social reality. He leads the reader

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