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Dickens piece The Coming of the Railway from Dombey and Son was very powerful in illustrating the impact of the Industrial Revolution The visuals come as shock from the past two weeks with the Romantics look at nature and the beauty of the English landscape and have brought us back to Blakes London Well such is the bane of progress To begin the piece starts off by describing the emergence of a new railroad in the city with creates some interesting visuals Dickens writes here a chaos of carts overthrown and jumbled together lay topsy-turvy at the bottom of a steep unnatural hill there confused treasures of iron soaked and rusted in something that had accidentally become a pond 1056 The visuals in this line show the contrast between nature and man-made for what was once perfect symmetrical and possibly colorful is now unnatural iron-soaked rusted and ultimately and accident The earth has been severely altered all for the sake of technology to the point where the earth itself no longer exists He then follows up the last sentence by further describing the radical changes technology in the form of the railroad has brought stating Everywhere were bridges that led nowhere thoroughfares that were wholly impassable Babel towers of chimneys wanting half their height temporary wooden houses and enclosures in the most unlikely situations carcasses of ragged tenements and fragments of unfinished walls and arches and piles of scaffolding and wildernesses of bricks and giant forms of cranes and tripods straddling above nothing 1056 Life is forever changed and the chaos of technology is seen in the ever-changing landscape of the city as described by Dickens Buildings reaching toward the sky bridges that span rivers for no reason whatever else technology feels the need to build it does regardless of its importance to society It is basically an urban industrial jungle a maze of iron brick and other unnatural objects obstructing the natural
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