Examine the theme of Charles Dickens' novel 'Hard Times'


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(i) The theme of Charles Dicken’s ‘Hard Times’ revolves around the terrible effects of industrialisation on people’s life.
(ii) It describes Coketown, a fictitious industrial town, as a grim place full of machinery and smoking chimneys, where workers are known as ‘hands’ without a name.
(iii) Dickens criticises the system which turned the human beings into mere instruments of production.