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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Charles Dickens, is regarded as one of the most important writers of the Victorian period, the 'literary colossus' of his age. His novels influenced literature greatly, most of his works were Narrative Fiction and because of his success, this became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. His literary style is very creative and he focuses extensively on his character’s name, trying to create an "allegorical impetus" to the novels' meanings. His novels are a combination...

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Quotes of Charles Dickens

someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.  Charles Dickens  True, Someone, Person A day wasted on others is not wasted on one's self.  Charles Dickens  Day, Self, Others Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.  Charles Dickens  Heart, Hurts, Touch There is a wisdom of the head, and a wisdom of the heart.  Charles Dickens  Heart, Head, Wisdom A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature...

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A Biography of Charles Dickens

Powerful Pen Childhood memories should be warm and loving, but for Charles Dickens they were filled with fear and shame. His was a life of instability and fleeting moments of happiness, filled with embarrassing scenes of debt collectors, jail house visits and appalling working conditions. All of these episodes were set against the background of the filthy streets and somber reality of England during the Industrial Revolution. Charles Dickens was aware of the poverty surrounding him and the lack of concern...

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English Literature: Charles Dickens

English Literature: Charles Dickens Who was Dickens? Charles Dickens was a classic english literature writer. He was born in Portsmouth, South England on the 7th February 1812, to parents John and Elizabeth Dickens. Charles was sent to school at the age of nine, when his father had found good fortune. Later on, Charles was sent to work in Warren's blacking factory and had endured appalling conditions. After three years he was returned to school to educate and to be a journalist. Maybe a writer...

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Charles Dickens: A Biography

Charles Dickens one of the greatest authors of all time. Dickens wrote on the people of the Industrial Revolution and on truth and realism. Dickens wrote about every aspect of life and included all classes of society. Dickens used experiences from his own life and turned them into creativity for his novels and other writings. Charles Dickens was one of the greatest authors of English Literature because he wrote on the issues and problems that concerned the lives of the people around him. Charles...

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Charles Dickens Assignment

Charles Dickens “The boys whispered to each other and winked at Oliver (…) child as he was, he was desperate with hunger, and reckless with misery. He rose from, the table and advancing to the master, basin and a spoon in hand, said – Please sir, I want some more” This is a quote from the famous novel Oliver Twist by the English author Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens grew up in the Victorian age, and was highly affected by the way the social environment worked at the time. He usually wrote...

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Charles Dickens Biography

attention to the childhood cruelty, the less fortunate in an English society, and the unwealthy dysfunctional families of the early Victorian time period. Charles Dickens reflects these and other issues as he brings to life the realism of writing. While others were writing about the way things should be, rather than the way things were, Dickens was challenging these ideas, and argued that paupers and criminals were not evil at birth. This was an act of rebellion, for he in fact was showing the Victorian...

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Hard Times Charles Dickens

Ritsie Armington Mrs. Thompson AP English Lit 11/6/12 In the novel, “Hard Times,” Charles Dickens uses Mr. Gradgrind, Louisa Gradgrind and Sissy Jupe to express his view on Utilitarianism. Utilitarians believe “our moral faculty, according to all those of its interpreters who are entitled to the name of thinkers, supplies us only with the general principles of moral judgments; it is a branch of our reason, not of our sensitive faculty; and must be looked to for the abstract doctrines of morality...

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens wrote this novel because he was keenly touched by the lot of poor children in the middle decades of the 19th century. This is the reason which motivated Dickens in doing this, before writing this novel. Before he decided to this he thought of publishing leaflets instead. On the other hand some critics have suggested that Scrooge’s redemption underscores what they see as the conservative individualistic and patriarchal of Dickens Carol Philosophy. Dickens own...

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Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

The portrayal of society in Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is that of a symbol of contemporary British civilization, with Miss Havisham representing the epitome of such. By utilizing this particular character as the conduit between social body and physical body, the author successfully blends together the kinship inherent to these aspects of British life. Miss Havisham is instrumental in establishing the link between the traditional Victorian society and the manner in which women finally gained...

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