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

(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.