Dickens has an incredible ability to use words to describe and create a vivid image using them. The first person point of view strengthens the emotions of Pip and how these emotions affect his life throughout the book. Dickens also uses themes such as ambition and self-improvement, and social class to describe the life during the Victorian Period and portray this life in the book.
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Charles Dickens, the man of hard work and great expectations, was a tremendous novelist and an affirmative mentor. He had a poor childhood, an irksome teenage life, and a superlative adult life. The novels he wrote is what makes him who is today. He is known for bringing England’s public problems to attention. He is known for the powerful messages that he gave.
In the novel, “A Christmas Carol,” he introduces a number of characters with diffe... ... middle of paper ... ...me who was Ebenezer Scrooge, who later realizes his awful way of life and raises the salary for his clerk. Likewise, in the author's life, he finally got rid of his debts and financial problems through a massive success of the book “A Christmas Carol”. Thus, these real life situations that the author faced have been reflected in the story. The story comprises of very well thought fictional characters with unique traits. Talking about Ebenezer Scrooge, he is presented as a miserly old man with a never ending hunger for wealth and commodities.
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