When I think of Charles Dickens I instantly remember that famous quote “Please sir I want some more” from the little boy in Oliver Twist. During Charles Dickens, lifetime he became known all over the world for his short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction stories. His remarkable characters, mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, mores and values of his times were well known all over. In the spirit of the holiday season I read one of his short stories called “The Christmas Goblins” which teaches a valuable lesson.
The setting of the story takes place is in an old abbey town at an unfinished grave on Christmas Eve night. The story 's plot is a gravedigger named Gabriel Grubb, who consorted with nobody but himself and an old wicker-bottle. As Gabriel enjoys being in a churchyard-a nice, gloomy, mourning place into which the towns-people don 't seem to go there unless it 's daylight. He happens to hear a young boy walking in his direction singing a Christmas song which annoys him, so he waits for the boy to pass by, then hits him on the head with his lantern to stop his singing. After the boy runs off in pain, Gabriel chuckles and walks into the churchyard to dig a grave. He soon realizes that he isn 't alone, nearby sitting on a tombstone was a goblin watching Gabriel and asking him why he is digging a grave on Christmas Eve. When he tries to explain to the goblin more goblins appear and soon grab him push him down into the ground and as Gabriel catches his breath he finds himself what appears to be a large cavern. The goblins show him pictures of a mother and her children laughing and playing. A frugal meal spread upon the table and soon the f...
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...e, especially so because of their typically whimsical names such as Ebenezer Scooge , Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and Oliver Twist, just to name a few. One "character" vividly drawn throughout his novels is London itself. From the coaching inns on the outskirts of the city to the lower reaches of the Thames, all aspects of the capital are described over the course of his body of work.
In conclusion, Charles Dickens became known all over the world for his short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction stories. He used London as inspiration for most of his stories and also the stories his nursemaid told him when he was a boy growing up. Museums and festivals celebrating Dickens 's life and works exist in many places with which Dickens was associated, such as the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum in Portsmouth, the house in which he was born.
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