Positivism v. Romanticism; which side do you think Dickens prefers?
1. Positivism v. Romanticism; which side do you think Dickens prefers?
2. Class system; workers and the union movement; middle class: traditional professions v. industrial middle class; aristocracy (as represented by Mrs. Sparsit); relations between the classes
3.Gender; relationship between gender and class; societal/class expectations
4. Dickens portrayal of an industrial town; why do you think Dickens did not explore the horrible working conditions of the workers?
What do you think were Dickens’ major concerns with the First Industrial Revolution?