In response to the Industrial Revolution of Victorian England during the 18th century, British society found itself at a crossroad regarding what was deemed significant in human life. The Victorian life was grimy, tough and cruel, and it is made prevalent throughout Charles Dickens’ novella, ‘A Christmas Carol’, that a clear distinction is illustrated between that of the wealthy, aristocrats of England, which was paralleled with those who don’t have wealth, but may have happiness. Dickens integrates the use of satire with the intention to evoke change within his audience, which would result in a more equal England in the future. Moreover, the use of multiple literary techniques as well as the further development of characters, of whom reflect stereotypical members of Victorian England society, Dickens is able to exemplify the need for humanity to transform for the good of all. Dickens establishes greed as a major flaw in society, furthermore, Dickens exposes the greater requirement for generosity to be prevalent within humanity.
“Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man’s pocket.” -Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol From the words of Ebenezer Scrooge, one can see the greed of the rich. The book, A Christmas Carol, showcased the plight of the poor for people in Victorian England. Dickens himself grew up poor, so he wanted to make sure other people did not have to face the same challenges as him. He wanted to give other people a chance at a better life. The world of Charles Dickens is best understood through his own life, industrialized London, and scriptures regarding the poor.
Additionally, Trollope observes that these young women are working for so little and feel that working in a finery place replaces how little they get paid and how they are treated. Dickens on the other hand speaks about the slave owners and how they have all the power and how they terrorise their slaves. “ The champion of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness, who had bought them,” (Dickens, 151). Moreover, Charles Dickens really is astonished by how this “free” country everyone says turns out to be unfair and mistreat these slaves, by how just easily they sell families apart. Unlike, Trollope and Dickens, Tocqueville focused more on the inequality of prisons in America.
Dickens uses three different stylistic techniques to convey his overall attitude towards the social conditions in France, which was contemplative. Dickens describes the landscape of France in great detail, highlighting the potential in the farmlands of France. The next technique that was used was syntax. Dickens repeated certain words in order to put a greater emphasis on them. Without this technique, the reader would not have the same understanding of the poverty of France.
Research Paper on abuses of children during Victorian Times Charles Dickens was a humanitarian and champion of children rights, who procured the ideas of social welfare for both children and women. He was a social commentator who realized the discrepancies between the rich and the poor, men and women. Dickens wrote novels which are the basis of legal reforms for modern society. Changes in the human rights for both women and children were advocated by Dickens, in which child labor and child poverty were neutralized. In the novel Hard Times by Charles dickens the rights of children are explored and the level of abuse and mistreatment is surfaced in old Victorian times.
Bleak House, a novel whose main feature is the satire of England and its judicial system we are swiftly but thoroughly shown the hypocrisy of some “philanthropists.” The following essay will discuss the significance of philanthropy in Victorian times and how Dickens heavily satirizes it in Chapter 4, ‘Telescopic Philanthropy.’ Dickens was renowned for using his writing as an outlet to criticize the social, moral and economic abuses of the Victorian times. Firstly we shall establish an accurate definition of Philanthropy and consider why it was prominent feature in Victorian times. Philanthropy is defined as “The desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially by the generous donation of money to good causes,” by The Oxford English Dictionary. In Victorian times Religion influenced many people to do charitable works as well as philanthropy was seen as socially and emotionally stimulating. These contributions were generally made by the middle to upper class people.
t was written by Thomas Beames, a clergyman who was driven to investigate the subject after witnessing dire living conditions and extreme poverty within inner-city London. They were overcrowded, scantily equipped, poorly ventilated, and unhygienic. Many families lived within a small, single room. By squeezing dozens of people within one building, corrupt landlords gained high financial returns. Oliver Twist is published in 1838 ,13 years before the Rookeries of London and is partially set within real slum areas.Oliver Twist helped to raise the awareness of such living conditions.Fagin ,Sikes and other child pickpockets live in such areas.
He was very effective in explaining how people's lives were less put together in the victorian era, and how their living conditions were so different than today. People appreciate Dickens work today because A Christmas Carol is a very fun, and exciting story to read, especially around Christmas time, to show people to be grateful for what they have, and keep in mind what they have, and how similar Christmas has been since the Victorian era. Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a fun, yet intense story of the past, present, and future of a rich, bitter old man, and how he must see what he has done wrong, and what he must fix. With the visions of his life, he sees how he has been,
Dickens uses a variety of interesting adjectives throughout the Bleak House. The central theme of the novel regards a court case, it highlights the upheavals within the ‘high court of chancery’ and depicts problems in the system of law. Other examples of Dickens use of adjectives is seen in lines 57-60: ‘This is the Court of Chancery, which has its decaying houses and its blighted lands in every shire, which has its worn-out lunatic in every madhouse and its dead in every churchyard, which has its ruined suitor with his slipshod heels and threadbare dress’ Dickens uses a grotesque mirror image to depict what the law pursuits are like. He distorts the reader's expectation of the law by comparing their mental state to a ‘lunatic’ and their appearance with ‘slipshod’ and ‘threadbare’. These adjectives contradict the uniform and respect of the law by degrading their professionalism using repugnant descriptions.
Throughout Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist there is a constant combination of realism and fantasy which forms a surrealist melodrama created using intensely realistic descriptions. This extract from chapter ten is a good example of this alternating realism, as Dickens portrays Oliver as credulous and naive, possibly too naive to be compared to reality. Many critics believe that after growing up in the industrious and squalid environment which he is presented to of, it is more credible to believe that in reality Oliver would grow up to be more like the Artful Dodger or Noah Claypole. The purpose of this essay is to – through close analysis of this extract – asses whether Dickens’ intentions to attack the inequities of the 1834 poor law is effective