Born in 1812 Charles Dickens grew up in a small town in London. Dickens grew up in a poor family. His family, sent to debtorsâˆ™ jail before he became old enough to fend for himself, convinced him to find work and stay out of the jail. Dickens worked anywhere, from law offices to newspapers as a young child. (âˆœNew Standard Encyclopediaâˆ D-155) A Christmas Carol, written by Dickens, has changed many things in the world today, especially Christmas traditions and religion.
In 1827, Dickens had to drop out of school again when he was just 15 to contribute to his family’s income. Dickens’ got a job as an office boy, which was an early launching point for his writing career. A few years later, in 1833, he began sending sketches to various magazines... ... middle of paper ... ...kens’ writing career he began a second career by performing public readings of his works to packed houses throughout Britain and America. The most popular of his readings was A Christmas Carol for which he wrote a condensed version that he could read in an hour and a half. Dickens’ name had become so synonymous with Christmas that on hearing of his death in 1870, a little girl in London asked, “Mr.
Charles Dickens Historic A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens wrote the novel A Christmas Carol because he believed that he can have an influence on the situation in England in the 19th century(Bio). He included the character’s greed and want that are a part of Scrooge during his visits with the Ghosts of Christmas. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. He was the second of eight children, and his father, John drove them into poverty. John was sent to prison for debt in 1824 when Dickens was twelve years of age.
later on he wrote some couple of books before taking a break to write his major work, " a christmas carol''. When he was young his family moved to London and his father had some inconvenient to make money to his big family. A few months later after his father was released from prison he inherit money form his mother, that had died while his father was in prison. He went to school until he was 15 year old. After that he worked at the lawyer's office.
This obviously caused him to have a lack of appropriate education, so Dickens began to develop on interest into books. He was later sent back to school when his dad got out of jail, but when his parents could again no longer afford to pay for their son’s education, he found work in a law office, then as a newspaper reporter. It was here that Dickens’ taught himself shorthand,” (www.ucsc.edu/dickens/DEA/ACC/dickens.bio.html, Dickens’ Life and The Carol). This began the writing of the many Dickens’ classics we enjoy to this very day. One particular book being, A Christmas Carol, a well-known holiday classic.
He was sent to debtors prison where he did work to pay off his debt. John paid for Charles' lodging, but Charles had to pay for his food and everything else with the six shillings he earned every week. The details of London and of prison life were imprinting themselves into Dickens' memory and would one day help him in the novels he wrote. After John was in prison for three months, his mother died leaving him enough money to get out of debtors prison (Mankowitz 20-22). Late in Charles' teens, he became a court reporter.
Charles Dickens Charles John Huffman Dickens was born in Portsmouth on Feb. 7,1812. He moved with his family to London when he was about 2 years old. Many events and people in his books were based on events and people in his life. He was the son of a clerk who was imprisoned for debt. Even when his father was free, there was not enough money to support the family adequately.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL (BY CHARLES DICKENS) “By Close Analysis of Staves One and Five Show How Dickens Portrays the Transformation of Scrooge and To What Effect” In December 1843, Charles Dickens wrote and published “A Christmas Carol.” He published this book when he needed money; he needed money badly because he was in debt. He decided to link it to things that are happening; that Christmas was not taken seriously, it was fading out and ghost traditional Christmas tales. Dickens used the genre of ghost stories, but Dickens did something unusual, he changed the fact that ghost stories are meant to be frightening, in this book, the ghost stories were scary. In 1843 (ancient times), there were no security, pensions, national health nor compulsory education. You were expected to work six days a week and on Sunday, you go to church (only if you had a job).
The early childhood of dickens was really rough. When his father was sent to jail the family struggled with money so dickens began his first job at age 12. This made him feel abandoned and may have even helped his writing be better. From the rough past dickens had it helped him understand the lower class and his comic genius. Which helped him in writing Oliver Twist.
But Dickens worked hard, building his way up to writing novels. Before he wrote novels, he had several jobs, which were being a clerk in a solicitor’s office, then, a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. His suffering and brutal childhood led him to write novels on social justice such as “A Christmas Carol” and “Oliver Twist”. His novel A Christmas Carol (written in the 1843) is based on social realism. Dickens defines society ignorant and unfair towards the cause of poverty at that particular time.