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  • Dickens' Use of the Word Hand

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    Dickens' Use of the Word Hand [Dickens'] genius is descriptive; he can describe a thing so vividly—and so influentially—that no one can look at that thing in the same way again. John Irving The King of the Novel Descriptive Dickens' Use of the Word "Hand" Charles Dickens' description in Great Expectations is a telling example of why people consider him one of the greatest and most successful novelists ever. Dickens uses his talent for descriptive writing throughout Great Expectations

  • Dickens' Use of Symbolism in A Christmas Carol

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    Dickens' Use of Symbolism in A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens wrote a large number of novels but this particular novella was very popular as it told the story of a typical Christmas in Victorian times. The word 'Scrooge' derives from the character Scrooge in this novella, which proves that Dickens' story really did make an impact on the reading public. In 'A Christmas Carol' there are three main themes that would have been influenced by the times when Dickens was writing, the themes are:

  • Dickens' Use of the Supernatural in A Christmas Carol

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    Dickens' Use of the Supernatural in A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol is built upon numerous contrasts: rich and poor, family and loneliness, generosity and miserliness, affection and cruelty, past, present and future. Most of these contrasting forces are brought to light within the character of Scrooge himself. The compulsive, lonely, miserly man, who eats his abstemious meals in the shadows, emerges from his cold-heartedness into a generous, fun loving, warm and caring man. Dickens uses

  • The Devices Charles Dickens Uses to Engage the Interest of the Reader

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    Discuss the range of devices Charles dickens uses to engage the interest of the reader in the opening chapters of Great Expectations It’s essential for a novel’s opening to engage the reader’s interest, if the opening isn’t fun or exciting they won’t bother reading on. At first ‘Great Expectations’ was published in magazines and in sets of two to three chapters, he mostly ended each in ‘series’ because of this with a cliff hanger, so that the readers would be eager to find out ‘what happened

  • The Use of Language in Chapter 47 of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

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    How does the writer’s use of language manipulate the reader’s sympathies in Chapter 47 of ‘Oliver Twist’? The novel ‘Oliver Twist’, written by Charles Dickens explores eighteenth century Britain and how the divide between classes affected society. Published in 1838, this fictional tale highlights the abuse and violence in 1800 Britain, venturing into the social and economical divide and focussing on the underclass, which at this time lived in harsh, squalor and awful conditions. Chapter 47 reveals

  • Use of Ghosts to Change Victorian Society in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

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    Use of Ghosts to Change Victorian Society in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol' is a novel by Charles Dickens, written in the Victorian era about a man named Ebenezer Scrooge. The book was written to remind people that we should all be kinder and more generous towards one another, and keep the spirit of Christmas all the year, not only in the Christmas season. Scrooge is a representation of most of Victorian society, and he is used by Dickens as a literary device

  • Charles Dickens use of writing as a tool to change society in A Christmas Carol

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    ?Charles Dickens used much of his writing as a tool to change society. How does he attempt this in ?A Christmas Carol? and to what extent does he succeed?? During Victorian Britain, 1837-1901, the population of the country grew immensely. By the start of the twentieth century, there were three times as many people as there was at the beginning of the previous century. This led to a huge shortage of housing and work, for people to earn money towards their family budget. As there were too many workers

  • How does Charles Dickens use the ghost story genre to provoke fear?

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    How does Charles Dickens use the ghost story genre to provoke fear into both the Victorian & modern reader of The Signalman? Like many other authors, Charles Dickens wrote from his own life experiences. He wrote “The Signalman” due to a horrific incidence where the train derailed at a high speed and killed 10 people. However, when it came to his ghost stories, he drew inspiration from a great imagination because of his childhood where he lived in poverty and would have come into contact

  • Dickens' Use of Language and Structure to Build Up a Picture of the Joy of Christmas Present

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    Dickens' Use of Language and Structure to Build Up a Picture of the Joy of Christmas Present I’m going to analyse stave 3 of a Christmas carol, Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1812. In 1836 Dickens published the first part in a serialisation called The Posthumous papers of the Pickwick club better known as The Pickwick papers. In 1843 he wrote his first and most famous Christmas story, A Christmas Carol. Victorians in those times, a lot of them lived in poverty, and they were lots

  • Dickens' Use of Characters in Volume One to Present the Themes of Great Expectations

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    Dickens' Use of Characters in Volume One to Present the Themes of Great Expectations 'Great Expectations' is a novel by Charles Dickens about a young, working class boy called Pip, brought up by his sister. Pip mysteriously inherits a large amount of money and is given the opportunity to become something he thought he would never be…a gentleman. The novel explores themes such as: Revenge, Family and Education. Another theme of 'Great Expectations' is the distinction of classes in Victorian

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