Submit a response paper which considers the extent to which art and literature are political. Choose one of the suggested topics below as you compose your response. Make specific observations regarding, and references. Your paper must be organized around a thesis statement regarding the approach you are using to examine the work.
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 Industrial Revolution, what piece of literature would you prefer, and describe why? And also, if you were a factory owner?
c) In the debates regarding industrialism and 'the woman problem', voices came into print which had not been heard before. How did women preparers shape debates regarding women's position in society?