It was birthed as the result of the life of Charles Dickens, his time period, and his boyhood experiences. Dickens was born in February of 1812 in England. His parents were middle-class, but suffered financially. Dickens was forced to quick school and work in a blacking factory when he was only 12 because of his father, brother, and mother going to jail because of debt. A few weeks after he started working, his father, mother, and siblings were put into debtor’s prison.
It was 1824 and young Dickens was only 12 years old (Coles 564). To help his father out of debt, Charles worked under the horrible conditions of a blacking factory (Collins 15). According to Edmund Spenser, quoted in Phillip Collins' Dickens and Crime, these events "lie behind the loneliness, disgrace, and outlawry which pervade all his novels" (15). Collins concurs: It is a commonplace that his sympathy for suffering and neglected children, which lies at the root of his educational concern, drew much of its strength from the traumatic experience of his own childhood--the period, about his 12th year when the family was in financial straits, ... ... middle of paper ... ...lodge where some fetter were hanging up on the bare walls among the prison rules, into the interior of the jail. At that time, jails were much neglected, and the period of exaggerated reaction consequent all public wrong-doing .
Throughout Charles Dickens childhood his family was constantly struggling financially. Dickens, at the age of 12, was sent to work in a shabby factory, a nightmare he would never forget, “no words can express the secret agony of my soul”. As the family fell more and more into debt, it hit dickens particularly hard. His family difficulty drew him into writing books related to poverty, in a way that he could express his experiences as a child. “The visitors had to penetrate through a maze of close, narrow, and muddy streets”, this shows poverty in an area in his novel of Oliver Twist.
How Charles Dickens Creates Sympathy for his Characters in Great Expectations Charles Dickens, an author in Victorian England, suffered a harrowing and hard life. He was born in 1812 and having to work at a boot-blacking factory from the age of 12, had a lasting effect on him. The hurt and pain he went through as a young boy, influenced the characters, settings and overall plots of many of his books. He showed resentment towards his father because Dickens was sent to work to pay of his fathers debts. His experiences in the factory are displayed, in one of his more famous novels.
Charles Dickens, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens, was born in Landport on 7th February 1812. John Dickens worked as a clerk at the Navy pay office in Portsmouth. He later found work in Chatham and Charles; the second of seven children, went to the local school. Dickens father, John Dickens, found it extremely difficult to provide for his family on his meagre income. This resulted in the family being forced to sell most of their possessions but that still was not enough to satisfy his creditors and he ended up being arrested and put in Marshalsea Prison.
Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens. His father was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. He had a poor head for finances, and in 1824 Dickens’s father went to prison for debt (Cody 1). Dickens came from a poor family. He did not have much especially when his father was always in jail.
This childhood has featured in many of Dickens's books through characters, for example, Great Expectations involves crime, class, London and bad family life, Charles experienced all of these things as a child. Also as a child Dickens's experienced both classes - rich and poor, as Pip does in Great Expectations. When Charles was 12 years old he was sent to work in a blacking factory in Hungerford market to try and help out his family who were in a lot of financial trouble. He used to dream about becoming a gentleman just like Pip does. From 1824-1827 Charles studied at Wellington House Academy and then from 1827-1828 he was a law office clerk.
Analysis of the relationship Pip has with the paternal figures in his life. Charles John Huffman Dickens was born on the 7th February 1812. In 1822 when Charles was 10 his family moved to London where he spent the happiest days of his childhood. Charles’s dad worked as a clerk in a local navy pay office. His father had very bad spending habits and even though the family considered themselves quite well off his father’s spending habits drove the family into a financial disaster and in 1824 John Dickens was in severe debt and was put in prison.
How Charles Dickens Portrays the Murder of Nancy in Oliver Twist "Oliver Twist" was written by Charles Dickens. He was born on February 7th 1812in Landport which is situated in Portsmouth, England. He worked in a blacking factory where shoe polish is produced and Dickens job was to paste labels to the bottles of polish. The working conditions then were dreadfully poor, He was doing this job when he was 12 years old which meant that in those days children had little childhood where they can have fun like nowadays. This was the same age when Oliver worked in the workhouse and because Dickens had experienced working in poor conditions when he was young he made the book more dramatic and more real life and also expresses Oliver's feeling well.
After his father went to prison, at the age of twelve, Charles had to go to work for a few months as a warehouse employee, blackening shoes and putting labels on boxes. During this period in his life, (while his father was in jail) was painful for him and is later influenced in some of his writings such as the novel David Copperfield. His father was the inspiration of one of the characters, Mr. Micawber. Charles Dickens never had much of the opportunity to be a child. Many of his novels such as Oliver Twist and Philip Pirrip express the struggles he faced growing up.