The Hero’s Journey is a cyclical journey commonly used in literature. Joseph Campbell was the first to realize this pattern is frequently used in stories, movies, and fairytales. The cycle contains twelve significant milestones that occur as a hero explores an unknown special world. This cycle resembles a clock in a few ways. The twelve hours represent the twelve stages. The minutes in between resemble the minor, yet important events. Similar to the clock’s order sequence, the hero’s journey must occur in a specific order; beginning with status quo and ending with status. The hero's journey has many regulations, therefore, many stories do not qualify. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is not an example of A Hero’s Journey because it does not possess certain components included in the hero’s journey.
Additionally, the related text “ A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens facilitates an individual self-discovery, as a reassessment to permanently reshape an individual outlook from the previous perspective and in turn experience a new transformation to reform their values to connect with the world. This idea is evident through the character Scrooge as Charles Dickens uses a narrative voice in “ Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge”, which captivates and instruct the reader how to feel about the character Scrooge. As a result, the reader can instantly feel a connection to the narrator, as they know that Scrooge is a man who is miserable and unpleasant. Scrooge characterization is further reinforced through the hyperbolic statement “ Whole length of the expression, and said that he would see him in that extremity first” which evinces Scrooge’s dramatic refusal to join his nephew’s family for Christmas
On the other hand, Scrooge and Charles Dickens are very different from each other. For example, Charles Dickens was very sympathetic with the lower classes and “requested that one of the readings be reserved for working people and that they be charged only a small admittance fee,” (Warren 118). This is all while Scrooge is is telling the portly men the poor should go in prisons and workhouses. He also tells them that “If they would rather die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population,” (Dickens 10). Another difference is that Dickens loved to interact with people. For instance he would walk through the poorer parts of London despite have plenty of money. This is opposed to Scrooge shooing away carolers and wishing the portly
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” (1) This opening line has set a precedent for foils in literature for decades to come. The use of a foil is meant to draw attention to a character’s flaws therefore making an opposing character’s strengths more visible. This novel exemplifies foiling through characters such as Sydney Carton and Charles Darnay, as well as the settings. It is for these reasons Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, as a whole, works as a foil.
1) In one of Charles Dickens’ most famous stories, A Christmas Carol, he drops hints about his views on society during Victorian England, which was the period that Dickens lived in. 2) Throughout the novella, Dickens implies his thoughts on social justice that was around him; several pieces of evidence are provided and they all paint a picture of the way the higher class citizens overlooked and disregarded the poorer members of society. In addition, Dickens indicates the way of change that he desired for the rich. 3a) Initially, Dickens uses Scrooge as an example of the wealthy civilians throughout his time due to the fact that Scrooge refuses to donate to the poor and suggests the prisons, Union workhouses, The Treadmill and Poor Law as options
In ‘A Christmas Carol’, Dickens presents Ignorance and Want in a metaphorical fashion, depicting them as children. This is done in such a manner as to shock and appall the reader, leading to greater emotional investment.
In the nineteenth century, Dickens was writing a forgettable epic works. "Dickens beliefs and attitudes were typical of the age in which he lived” (Slater 301). The circumstances and financial difficulties caused Dickens’s father to be imprisoned briefly for debt. Dickens himself was put to work for a few months at a shoe-blacking warehouse. Memories of this painful period in his life were to influence much of his later writing, which is characterized by empathy, oppressed, and a keen examination of class distinctions. When certain events influence individuals emotionally and in a negative way, such as the separation between Charles Dickens and his family, the events tend to stay in the person 's mind throughout their lifetime. Jail
The Life of Charlemagne was written by Einhard a little after Charlemagne death in 814. Einhard wrote the biography to make sure that Charlemagne’s legacy would not be forgotten. He would list many points in this biography, but I’ve decided to only point out three of them. These three chapters are his deeds, his family life, and his life with the Christian religion. All the points described the legacy Charlemagne left behind.
“‘Are you dying for him?’ she whispered. ‘And his wife and child. Hush! Yes.’” (Dickens, p.276) It was a symbol of a freedom, a symbol of captivity, a sign of hope, a sign of despair, a representation of a revolution, a representation of demoralization, a shift towards the light, a plunge towards the utter darkness. It was the Guillotine, brought to the spotlight by thousands of starving, desperate, hopeless people. Openly, it claimed to be the avenue for absolute freedom for France, but in honesty this machine touted the fall of morality. The French peasants took the power over the upper classes in order to break free from their starvation and mistreatment. Through the workings of Madame Guillotine, the peasants eliminated their offenders:
Charles Dickens life seemed basically life a novel he would have written himself. The life of this famous author isn 't anything you would have expected. Even I was astonished to learn about Charles Dickens 's life. He introduced 247 new words or new usages to The Oxford English Dictionary. Words like butter-finger, cheesiness, fluffiness, to verbs like "mother-in law", "to manslaughter", and "to towel". Charles John Huffam Dickens was a marvelous novelist, his work not only influenced literature but embedded itself into modern culture
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. Additional, Dickens argues that it is never too late to change your ways. Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’ acts as a mirror of Victorian England, confirming thse need for transformation within society.
For Instance, one of his best novel was “A Christmas Carol”, which was written in a third person narrator, also he explains with precision why the industrial revolution turned off the sense of humanity of some people in Great Britain. Dickens, was one of the authors that were affected by the industrial revolution in good way, because this event helped him as an inspiration to his work and helped him think about his moral values. He used this period in his novel to recreate and portrait the attitude of rich people towards others with necessities. So his goal was to make others think about their moral values again. To take case in point, this novel is about a man called Ebenezer Scrooge, that was a selfish and self-centered person. He owned a business with Jacob Marley and then Marley died. He was always angry and didn't bond with his family members. Indeed, Fred; his nephew, invited him to a Christmas dinner and he refused as a result. By saying he hates Christmas, because he thought it did not mean anything except for a waste of money. Another way, you can affirm that he was selfish could be when he refused to give any kind of money to help provide food for the poor. Then, he went to his house and he received a visit from three different ghosts. One of the ghosts was from the past. The second was from the present. The third was from the future. Their purpose was to change Scrooge attitude of being selfish and not helping others with necessities. Then he realizes that he was not going to stay with his money when he die. At the end, he helped his employee with a monetary situation. Further, he went to his nephew’s Christmas dinner. Significantly, this novel helps people retrain the meaning of being humble and kind with others. Something that is very important about this novel is that it teaches a lesson of helping others, because you are not going to stay with your money when you die.
Dickens also used wrote about a character that people could hate but he also decided to change the character through the story little by little. With doing this he helped the reader to also root for the character to try and change. The reader
Of all the readings that we discussed on solitary confinement, I think the most frequent analysis is the extensive description that Jack Henry Abbott "" and Charles Dickens"" on prison systems as a form of punishment, in some ways that grasp the readers imagery. We also talked on what is punishment and justice, as well as the theories of justice that considers punishment. Charles Dickens observation of prison system believes that it's to strict and terrible, in my mind judgment thought it's suppose to make offenders suffer for what they've done to victims and why care on what punishment they receive. However turned my opinion on feeling a little sorry for the offenders because I can not go three days stuck in a room nonetheless 24/7. On the
Charles Dickens is an influential author for all ages. He has written many books that children know very well, including A Christmas Carol, with the character, Ebenezer Scrooge, finding his love for Christmas again. Dickens has also written some more mature books with topics that relate to our world today, such as Great Expectations, were the young boy, Pip, deals with an abusive family. In Charles Dickens books, we read many different themes that all have one thing in common: good v.s. evil.