The novel also suggests that criminals like Sike and Fagin are , at the same time , victims of a society tolerating inhuman institutions such as the workhouse where Oliver has been raised . Though Oliver is saved , throughtout the novel , by chance and design , other children become corrupt and deviate like Dawkins , " the artful dodger " who is caught while picking pockets , convicted and banished . The suffering of defenceless characters who are blameless victims of an indifferent society , " elecit an emotional response , " 8 and draws the reader 's sympathy for
Being poverty-stricken and ripped off of any chance of a comfortable life with adequate education, healthcare and so on, poor people have suffered more than enough to be burdened with a derogatory label of ‘leeches’- meaning those who sponge on and exploit others. In my opinion, in stark contrast to ‘leeches’, poor people are not only those who deserve most support and care from society, but also share a part in the interdependent web of economy with rich people and contribute to their thrive. Of course, this idea would be made fun of by cynics. Have I not had any faintest remnants of sanity left to realize that poor people are sandbagging the economy and have become an extra burden for rich people, who, following their overwhelming altruism, have kind-heartedly extended a helping hand and financially support these wrecked beings? Charitable groups formed by wealthy people are growing like mushrooms to help the ‘less fortunate’.
This disgusting man took advantage of a poor immigrant girl. This is an example of the way the upper class mistreated the lower class and got away with it in the capitalist society. The family goes through many trials caused by other people, the same way many people in the lower class society went through in America. Events like these are the reason “The Jungle” initially appears as literary fiction. Although the novel may appear as literary fiction early on, it takes a twist around chapter 21 when Antanas Rudkus dies on the streets.
10 Conclusion Charles Dickens’ works describe social life extensively,and he ruthlessly exposes the ugly social phenomena and fiercely criticizes the evils of society from the angle of humanitarianism which stresses ethics and morals,known as “moral cry”. In a word, Dickens is concerned about the poor. In Hard Times , the Coketowners live and work in misery, as the result of industrialization. However behind the pain and distress, there is love folating about. Love gives the poor the strength to undergo any suffering.
. . .” We learn from Mr. Antolini in chapter twenty-four that the cause of Holden's depression as his lack of personal motivation and being able to view his own flaws. Holden has so much personal pride that he easily overlooks his own flaws but views the flaws in others to motivate himself. But anything from Holden’s perspective can seem depressing and
Towards the end of the passage he gave envy disturbing human traits, by writing, “envy is mere unmixed and genuine evil; it pursues a hateful end by despicable means, and desires not so much as its own happiness as another’s misery.” The use of personification in this sentence, and in many others throughout the passage, clearly emphasized that Johnson’s view on envy was far from forgiving. In his writing he kept envy very, perhaps uncomfortably, close to humans, and made sure not to excuse humans of the blame for envy’s effects, but at the same time, gave it some personhood. Furthermore, he wrote, “Envy is, indeed, a stubborn weed of the mind, and seldom yields to the culture of philosophy.” This comparison to something as pesky and frustrating as a weed, exhibits that Johnson believes that envy has such a powerful relationship with human nature, that it can defy the rulings of any society. To show his opinion of envy, he used metaphors to make it clear that envy is symbolic for other human errors and in this way, is incredibly
His main characters are drawn from poor sections of the society and their interaction with the rich. According to Charles Dickens it was the responsibility of the poorest of the poor give love, care and affection to the society because Victorian society was becoming bankrupt on morality. For Charles Dickens haves and have not actually had lot of value. Money could be exhausted but love and affection could not. He wrote about the experiences of common people.
While Dickens looks at things in a very realistic manner, Burney seems to look at things from an almost idealistic viewpoint. However, they both do a good job of showing the positives and negatives of both the lower and the upper classes, but in Oliver Twist the lower-class characters are given a humanity that the ones in Evelina are not. Still, both novels can be looked at as examples of the differences between social classes in England during the nineteenth
Who would you think would be a more sympathetic character, a habitual criminal or a renown member of the justice system? In the novel Great Expectations, the answer is not the one you would necessarily choose. This novel by Charles Dickens is centered around a poor boy named Pip who comes into great expectations of wealth by a mysterious benefactor, who turns out to be a lifer exiled to the new colonies named Magwitch. Pip struggles with the predicament of protecting Magwitch while trying to avoid the heavy hand of English “justice”. Dickens paint a picture of injustice,squalid descriptions, and the long lasting emotional traumas of the Victorian justice system he was exposed to in childhood though his cartoonish characters, vivid descriptions,
Munshi understands this very well that the fear of God justice resides in every man’s heart but then also he devoid himself from this fear when he cheated the helpless people in the beginning. By this story one can clearly believe in the justice of God. Astbury Jesse rightly comments “as in, ‘power of Curse’ Premchand seems to pass a harsher judgment upon the society of the village then he does upon the main characters”. Here this saying is relevant ‘who sows the thorns, can’t get the flowers. R. Mehandran writes, Premchand exalts his readers by his innate idealism and goodness.