Charles Dickens ' Great Expectations

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When one considers their future, it may to fully comprehend how it can unfold. Charles Dickens overcame his dark childhood, and let it inspire his insight behind most of his compositions. Fortunately he became a very influential and lucrative author, speaker and performer of his literature. His 40 works lead him to go on tours to the US, hold readings in public, and inspire England’s writers with his literature. Charles Dickens’ beginning as a poor child working to help his family influenced his compositions throughout his life as well as his readers. The life of Charles’ Dickens started when he was born February 7th in Portsmouth, Hampshire of England(“Charles Dickens Biography”). His father John Dickens was a clerk of a Naval Pay office, and his mother Elizabeth desired to be a teacher. In the year of 1816 due to his father’s new job, they had to move to Chatham Kent. Then tragedy struck when Dickens’ was 12, his father was imprisoned for debt, and the whole family except Charles Dickens who had to join their father in jail. To support his family, Dickens’ began to work in a boot blacking factory, this dirty, rodent infested factored frightened and haunted him the rest of his life. Thankfully, Dickens’ got away from the factory 1823 to 1824 for two final years of schooling. The past job he has at the factory fueled his desire to succeed, so he would not have to go back to the factory. But unfortunately, Dickens’ family was yet again in serious debt by 1827 and had to terminate his studies (“Dickens: A Brief Biography”). To make some profit for his family, he started to work as a freelance reporter at age 15. By 1830, this young adult landed a job as a freelance reporter, and started endeavors with newspapers like the Morning Ch... ... middle of paper ... ...e year 1869. Until one day when he collapsed of a “mild stroke” historians say. This medical scare caused him to cancel all his readings, so instead he started to write The Mystery of Edwin Drood instead (“Dickens: A Brief Biography”). On June 9, 1870 Charles Dickens had a fatal stroke at Gad’s Hill. He was buried at Westminster Abbey in the Poet’s Corner in London. He had only completed half of The Mystery of Edwin Drood leaving it unfinished (“The Life of Charles”). Thousands of people gathered at his gravesite, and Scottish satirical writer Thomas Carlyle described his passing as " an event worldwide, a unique of talents suddenly extinct." ( “Charles Dickens Biography”). Charles Dickens ' lived a long, and lucrative filled life filled with his mounds of creative compositions that had a deep connection to his own life and made a memorable impact on to his readers.

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