Submit a response paper which considers the extent to which art and literature are political. Choose one of the recommended topics below as you compose your response. Make particular observations and references. Choose one of the given topics:
a) Which aspects of 19th-century life are being criticized by the Dickens in Hard Times?
b) If you were a factory worker at the time of the Industrial Revolution, what piece of literature would you prefer, and describe why? If you were a factory owner?
In the debates regarding industrialism and 'the woman problem', voices came to print that had not been heard before. How did women preparers shape debates about women's position in society?