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In Hard Times Coketown Charles Dickens is assessing industrialization and the effect it had on the people in the towns in which they resided Coketown seems to be portrayed as a city of work and not anything else It is put across that the town consists of only fact and nothing else to alleviate the dullness Charles Dickens is sharing his analysis on the social issues implicated in this town through a narrative that reflects upon the environment He uses a lot of descriptions and similes to show the implications in which the society is inflicting For example the steam engine is constantly going up and down is like the head of an elephant in a state of melancholy madness 1057 He also uses metaphors like it had a black canal and interminable serpents of smoke 1057 He is portraying a point that the government in this town is not caring enough about there community so therefore he feels he needs to get the message across about how socially unacceptable this is As he conveys these ideas to the reader he uses representation to give an object human life An example when he gives an object a human life structure is It was a town of unnatural red and black like a painted face of a savage1057 By doing this he was stressing the importance of how nothing is progressing and the politicians need to take another look at the communities whole social and living structure He makes inferences on industrialization and the effect that it has like the river ran purple and it had a black canal in it 1057 This is just showing how much out of hand the social concern of industrialization had got to and how pollution had got to a big height It was a town of red brick or of red brick if that would have been red if the smoke and ashes had allowed it 1057 This
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