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Hard Times: Stephen Blackpool has been described by Dickens as "A man of great integrity" Discuss this factor with reference to the text.

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Stephen Blackpool has been described by Dickens as "A man of great integrity" Discuss this factor with reference to the text. The book Hard Times is a book written by Charles Dickens a man that Dickens described as a man with great integrity, is introduced in this book his name is Stephen Blackpool. Stephen Blackpool lives in the town of Coketown Dickens describes this town: "In the innermost fortification of that ugly citadel where nature was as strongly bricked out as killing airs and gases were bricked in". I think most people would agree that this is not a nice place to live in and it does not bring a nice town were the glissading sun rays were shining over every house, also the grass nourished and bright green as if it was just cut. No this is not the picture that comes to mind what this town looks like is a dark and damp place to live in were nobody would love to live only tramps living on the sidewalk and the air thick and poisons and pitch black as coal this was not a good place to live in not a place Dickens liked. Dickens hates the industrial revolution as it created a bad habitat also his father used to work in a factory which he died because of toxic fumes so you can tell that Dickens does not like this town. ...read more.


He took her for better or for worse it is a bad stage she is in and he should choose to accept It or kill himself or her but the ray of light was there to guide him in the right direction Rachel stops him from poisoning and killing his wife and himself but what if the ray of light (Rachel) was vanished what if she was not there I personally think that Stephen would have said to himself lets do it but his conscience would have stopped him and told him is the best way out. But Rachel was there to shine a light on his conscience and help him through this tough time as she has rewind his life sold everything he has just to fuel her addiction. What has he done just sat there watching her get addicted and more addicted. Stephen works at a mill which is owned by Bounderby the rich man in Coketown the person who had nothing and now has everything or at least that is the way he says it, but did he come from rags to riches who is the mysterious old lady that takes a trip from a different town just to get a glimpse of Bounderby, perhaps it could be his mother infact when the word Bounderby is mentioned she cries for help so she can hide and can not be seen. ...read more.


and he had to go buy some bread and tea as well as sugar for the old lady, now that is what I call a gentleman of perfect integrity. After this Stephen leaves to were nobody knows. The puppy Tom Gradgrind framed Stephen Blackpool for the bank robbery that he committed so who comes back to clear his name but it was no use as the stupid pitiful puppy who had his sister marry Bounderby in order to get his fortunate happiness, Stephen was chased out of the city and fell down a mine shaft which broke his neck causing this man of perfect integrity to die a mans life full of unhappiness has a sad ending one not even stylish he could have died on a death bed but he died in a more horrible way. In conclusion I think that Stephen Blackpool a man with perfect integrity as described by Dickens was a total correct description Stephen Blackpool is a man with perfect truth and nothing but honesty in his heart were he was as great a man as Dickens was this is because all through his life he dealt with his problems head on but there was no success with it in the end which he put up with and this I call him a man of Perfect Integrity. Name: Mohamad Abdallah Date: 07/02/2005 Mr. Mayer's ...read more.

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