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Hard Times Hard Times was first published in Household Words as a series and then compiled into 3 books Dickens intertwined several peoples lives in these writings Louisa had two very different relationships with her father and brother Louisas relationship with her father is one where she believes at first that he is just using her to show how his facts and only the facts teachings work and later she finds out that he really loves her and cares deeply for her Unlike her relationship with Tom her brother which starts out with her believing that he loves her and cares deeply for her and later she finds out that he was only using her Louisas relationship with her father changes with each stage of their lives Mr Gradgrind is a man of means who is very interested in the school of facts and he wants he children to rely on nothing but facts When we are first introduced to this relationship Louisa is very mouthy and rebellious Louisa and Young Tom were caught peeping at the circus by their father Mrs Gradgrind asked Louisa why she was peeping at the circus when she knew better than to have anything to do with something other than facts Louisa stated Thats the reason 19 Mr Gradgrind approaches Louisa about marrying Mr Bounderby and her attitude is subdued The father is proud of the fact that Louisa has no sentiment You are not impulsive you are not romantic you are accustomed to view everything from the strong dispassionate ground of reason and calculation 75 But when she asks her father if he thinks she loves Mr Bounderby he gets extremely uncomfortable because she is asking him about emotions After the father recovers from that question he starts stating the facts The facts of this case are You are we will say in round numbers twenty years of age Mr Bounderby is we will say
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