Dickens also used autobiographical elements in his stories. This is very noticeable especially in David Copperfield, Bleak House and Little Dorrit. The court cases and debates in Bleak House are drawn from the author’s career as a stenographer. The detailed depiction of Marshelsea debtor’s prison was definitely Dickens’s experiences while he was there. The characters such as Little Nell is said to be Dickens’s sister in law, Fagin is based on Ikey Solomon, while Nicholas Nickleby’s father is said to be Dickens’s father. In my personal opinion, the fact that Dickens used autobiographical elements managed to lure readers of because the characters seemed more realistic. It allows the readers to be ‘closer to home’. On top of that, his stories began to be widely accepted in America. Dickens was intelligent as he modified the plot in Martin Chuzzlewit by sending the character to America, hence, stirring up more interest among the Americans.
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