Annaliese, I really enjoyed reading your blog this week! I loved the way you included specific quotes in your analysis because it makes my understanding of the novel clearer. I also appreciated very much your understanding of Coketown, not just as a city that underlines poverty, but as a town that can lead to imaginative freedom. I agree with you, at the end, when you say that people who grew up in wealth condition but without sentiment, didn’t conduce a better life. Instead, those who have grown up with ought money turn to be far happier than the ones who grew up with money. After all, tenderness and affection are more important than wealth and this is very clear from your writing! I loved the very positive interpretation of the story! Well done!