The Question and Answer section for Hard Times is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Mr. Gradgrind believes that students should just memorize large amounts of facts. He says the key to learning is , "facts, not fancy."
Stephen Blackpool visits Mr. Bounderby to solicit advice in regard to his wife.
Gradagrind is nothing like his old self when his daughter returns home. He has lost his self-confidence and appears to be filled with sadness and humility.