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The Theme of Industrialization in Carlyle and Dickens

The invention of the steam engine and the development of the railways brought England a profound change by proliferating the Industrial Revolution, which created deep economic and social changes by the beginning of the Victorian age. “Hundreds of thousands of workers had migrated to industrial towns, where they lived in horribly crowded, unsanitary housing and […]

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A Brave new world

As we embark on the dawn of a new century there is much that can be said about how I.T. has changed our society over the last fifty years. One wonders how this will continue to develop changing our day-to-day lives in so many ways. Computers are finding their way into every aspect of people’s […]

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Christmas capers

Christmas day, is a day which is famously renowned for hysterical events happening or for inappropriate circumstances. This year, unsurprisingly, was not dissimilar. Unfortunately. As usual, the family were round. I hated most of them and I don’t see why the other half even bother to come. There’s my Grandpa ‘Drop Off’, so named because […]

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Magwitch empties Pip’s

Magwitch is also religious, and knows Pip is, ‘Say, Lord strike you dead if you don’t’, there are threats of death again, and the way Magwitch says these threats, means that Pip will have to do everything Magwitch tells him to do. ‘Glancing about him’, despite his brave and fearless image to Pip, he is […]

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Jacob Marley

The first supernatural being to visit Scrooge is the ghost of Jacob Marley – Scrooge’s deceased working partner. The appearance of this spirit is directly similar to what Marley wore in his first life when he was a slave to money – exactly like Scrooge. These same working clothes show how he is still chained […]

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Victorian society

During the course of this book Dickens describes the conditions of the poor in very detail and we, as the readers, find out about poor in society. In stave one Charles Dickens introduces to us what the unfortunate had to do for a living. “plenty of prisons… and the work houses… the treadmill and the […]

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Candid Christmas

No other holiday warms hearts and fuels bouts of nostalgia more than Christmas. Right from the title, Christmas A Candid History by Bruce David Forbes, grabs attention. Christmas has been the center of controversy since the beginning of time. Many people argue that in recent time, the holiday has diverted from its Christian roots and […]

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A Christmas Carol

“A Christmas Carol Is Nothing More Than A Children’s Fairytale? ” How Far Do You Agree With This Statement? If one was to read Christmas Carol it can be arguably interpreted as having some characteristics of what a children’s fairytale would contain. If one was to analyse what was a children’s fairytale it would contain […]

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What I Love About Christmas

Christmas is really a special time of the year for everybody but it is most special for the children. Children with their foggy, innocent outlook on the magical occasion that happens only once a year. I recall my childhood Christmases quite fondly. Maybe because as time passed and I matured, the magic of Christmas changed […]

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Holidays in Spain

The history of Christmas starts over 4000 years ago. This christmas traditions were celebrated many time before Jesus was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the giving of gifts, singing songs while going from house to house, the parties, and going to the church. Since old times, the Spanish people have celebrated the coming of […]

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