The Question and Answer section for Hard Times is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
When Mrs. Sparsit notices that Louisa and Harthouse are spending a lot of time together, she imagines that Louisa is running down a long staircase into a “dark pit of shame and ruin at the bottom.” This imaginary staircase represents her belief...
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