A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second hard times - the theme of education in this piece i intend to explain how dickens is trying to represent education in the victorian era and how he feels about the style of teaching that is widely used during. Type name, but one which clearly defines dickens' view of the effects of utilitarian education on children dickens dramatizes this theme through two of gradgrind's pupils, bitzer and sissy jupe, whose names enhance their thematic functions in the novel as a student whose entire education has been under the tutelage of. The threefold structure of the novel is in symmetry with its tripartite theme and perhaps with the three aspects of the battered utilitarianism that dickens attacks in it (6) thus the definition of the horse as explained by bitzer and his place in the classroom is strikingly giving us the idea of the utilitarian system of education in. Classroom run by utilitarian education methods dramatically affects the type of people they become later in life learning process (foster, 2003) the teacher himself is a factory product (harrison 2000) by portraying the turmoil of louisa's life, the heartlessness of bitzer and tom, and the love of sissy, dickens paints for. Character analysis as a boy, bitzer is gradgrind's best student as a young man, he becomes the light porter at bounderby's bank, spies on tom and the other clerks, and only follows the economic principle of complete self-interest at the end, he catches tom trying to flee abroad and tries to bring him back to for the reward. Not a declared critique of utilitarianism, this first major novel in the oriya lan- guage carries on an implicit viswanathan's illuminating point about the reflective subject of english litera- ture being but an idealized essay on hard times, dickens tends to mystify the daily lives of the circus people by dressing them up as.
What lead us to deal with this topic is our interest in dickens' particularity deal with changes that analyzing and criticizing dickens' educational system in his novel hard times (1854) in this study we intend a true product of mr gradgrind‟s educational system and upbringing is bitzer the small pale. The main tenet of the utilitarian philosophy is the “greatest happiness principle, which asserts that it is the duty of “individuals &legislators to maximize the happiness of the other product of the unnatural training imparted by thomas gradgrind is his son who, like bitzer (the model gradgrind pupil), is a creature wholly. He successfully symbolizes the negative qualities of the utilitarian education system he entirely focuses on tom, brother of louisa, too symbolizes the same dangerous product of his father's absurd theory of education and upbringing bitzer symbolized another evil of the then existing society and culture he is the best.
Dickens advances this theme persistently throughout the hard times, employing frequent use of descriptive imagery and metaphor throughout novel to the particulars of gradgrind's utilitarian slant on the proper education of the youth are peppered with metaphors that dickens draws on to mockingly. Mr thomas gradgrind represents the utilitarian philosophy of the nineteenth century in the first book, he takes into his home a young girl whose father, a circus clown, has abandoned her he undertakes her education but fails since she is the product of another environment in this book, he presents bounderby's suit for. Due to this theme, the novel ends with many characters realising that a person needs more than just fact in their life the novel examines the utilitarian system through various characters such as tom, who has been brought up in the utilitarian education system dickens exposes his own views on this system through sissy.
A perfect example of a product of utilitarian education, bitzer defines a horse off the top of his head in a split second hard times - the theme of education essay - hard times - the theme of education in this piece i intend to explain how dickens is trying to represent education in the victorian era and how he feels about.
Utilitarianism, examining in particular the education in deci- sionmaking gradgrind's character undergoes in hard times this article will later argue that the benthamite utilitarian- ism that is the subject of dickens's attack is the theoretical ancestor of the modern duty in corporate law to maxmize.
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Article by: paul schlicke theme: the novel 1832–1880 published: 15 may 2014 utilitarianism, the philosophy of jeremy bentham, taught that human nature was motivated by self-interest, and it was the duty of the state, through education and extension of the franchise, to support and encourage each individual to. In the novel hard times dickens uses the theme of education in that time to make a point those affected by gradgrind's system of education proves that gradgrind's method of education was different in those times bitzer's mechanical reproduction of facts is the approved product of gradgrind's system of education. Characters thomas gradgrind – local teacher and politician, tries hard to exert utilitarianism and force it on everybody around him mr choakumchild – teacher, teaches children facts and only facts mr josiah bounderby – rich businessman, banker bitzer – a product of fact school, only self-interest is important to him.