Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current

Preferred Name - First Author

Allentuck, Zachary

Date of Award

Spring 2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Department of English


Annette R. Federico, Ph.D


This paper argues that Charles Dickens' political and world views were in sympathy with Utilitarianism, as defined by Jeremy Bentham. The Utilitarianism Dickens attacked in A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, and Little Dorrit was not real utilitarianism; it was utilitarianism appropriated by England's middle-class.


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