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With Detailed References to two Conversations or Incidents from 'Hard Times' Examine how Effectively Dickens Presents the Character of 'Louisa' in his novel.

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Aaron Scott 10a With Detailed References to two Conversations or Incidents from 'Hard Times' Examine how Effectively Dickens Presents the Character of 'Louisa' in his novel. In the novel 'Hard Times' Louisa is represented as a mechanical child brought up in her fathers model school. She doesn't show many feelings and only shows love for her brother I am going to show this by using reference from to conversations in the book. The first conversation I am going to use is the one between Louisa and her father over the proposal of marriage from Mr. Bounderby. In this conversation she keeps cool and doesn't show any emotions for Mr. Bounderby and asks her father if he is asking her to love Mr. Bounderby 'do you ask me too love Mr. Bounderby' the reason I think that she asks this question is because I don't think she can love because she was brought up in the model school and it was all about fact and not fancy. ...read more.

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In Aaron Scott 10a her reply to her father about the proposal of marriage she speaks in fact to her father and shows no emotions she says, 'Mr. Bounderby asks me too marry him. The question I have to ask my self is, shall I marry him? That is so, father is it not? You have told me so father, have you not?' there is no change in tone of her voice just a low tone and speaking in hard facts like she has been taught. After she accepts the proposal she says to her dad that she accepted the proposal because she has not seen other people and has no feeling I think she does this to make her dad feel bad. 'Father what other proposal can have been made to me? Whom have I seen? Where have I been? What are my hearts experiences?'. The second conversation I am going to use is the one between Louisa and her father. ...read more.

Conclusion

'Father, chance then threw into my way a new acquaintance' Going onto the end of the conversation she tells that she does not know of her love for another man and that that night her Aaron Scott 10a husband went away her acquaintance pronounced himself Louisa's lover. Louisa is keeping her feeling inside and has always been taught fact not fancy and is muddled up about her love for other men. Right at the end she blames this entire muddle up on her father for making her marry Mr. Bounderby, and her loss of feeling and love for people because of her fathers school and also that her fathers school is not very good at all and with it teaching fact it is all wrong. 'All that I know is, your philosophy and your teaching will not save me. Now, father, you have brought me to this. Save me by some other means!' ...read more.

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