Notions of Home in Charles Dickens "The Christmas Books"
|About the author
|Untraditional settings and perception of home
The goal of this research is to find out what are the specific symbols of home, in Charles Dickens Christmas Books. This includes three stories of this collection i.e. ‘A Christmas Carol’, ‘The Cricket on the Hearth’ and ‘The Chimes’.
The tasks of the research is to read and analyse the stories, and draw a relevant conclusion.
The methods of the research. Theoretical part is reading general information about the author. The practical part implies reading, analyzing and comparing stories. As well as to find out the dominating symbols and their meanings.
About the author
Charles Dickens is one of the greatest English realism writers. He was born in Portsmouth in 1812.He was the second child of a clerk in the Navy Pay Office. His Childhood was not very happy. It is reflected mostly in his novels. Like many other kids of that time he spent working in a warehouse doing a hard and exhausting work. His father was put in prison when Charles was twelve years old.
As his parents couldn’t educate him, he worked hard to achieve his aim. First he became a clerk in a solicitor’s office. Then, in 1834, a reporter of Parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. He wrote The Pickwick Paper sin 1836- 1837. Then he started working on his world-famous novel Oliver Twist, reflecting the cruelty and children’s hard life in society.
Following works were Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) and Barnaby Rudge (1841). After he came back from America – he wrote Martin Chuzzlewit and the popular Christmas Books.…
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