Narrative techniques of Charles Dickens in Oliver Twist and David Copperfield

Topics: Charles Dickens, Narrative / Pages: 20 (6311 words) / Published: Apr 16th, 2014
FACULTY OF PHILOLOGY
THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Diploma thesis

Charles Dickens’s “Oliver Twist” and “David Copperfield”: Two novels compared (Narrative techniques)

Mentor: Student:
Dr. Muhamet Hamiti Arbnesha Kusari

Table of Contents

1. Introduction………………………………………………………………3
2. Biography of Charles Dickens….………………………………..……....4
3. Oliver Twist……………………………………………………………….5
3.1. Plot of the novel……………………….………………………………..5
3.2. Narrative form…………………………………………………….……5
3.3. The influence of narrator in reader’s image……………….………….6
3.4. Narrator’s point of view……………………………………….……….7

4. David Copperfield……………………………………………………..…8
4.1. Quick analyze of the plot………………………………………...…….8
4.2. Narrative form……………………………………………………...….8
4.3. The building of characters…………………………………….…..….10
4.4. The placing of the narrator……………………………………....…...10
4.5. Different approaches toward situations……………………….……..11
4.6. The revelation of the narrator…………………………………….….12

5. Similarities between Oliver Twist and David Copperfield……………..13

6. Conclusion………………………………………………………….......15

Bibliography……………………………………………………………….16

References………………………………………………………………....17

1. Introduction

“Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.”

Charles Dickens.

Charles Dickens is considered as one of the greatest writers of all times. His fluid language, the wise mind, the great writing technique, the sharp eye, made his works survive for more than 150 years.
He is the author of



References: He was born at Landport in Portsea on Friday, the seventh of February, 1812.5 Charles was the son of John, a clerk in the navy-pay office and Lady Elizabeth Barrow

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