Essays on Dickens

South London

He is extremely violent. This shows when he kills Nancy for telling Mr. Brownlow about Oliver. He uses violence to get what he wants, especially with Fagin and Nancy. Dickens makes the reader feel scared of Bill, as we know he’s dangerous. Dickens confronts the […]

The chimneys of Coketown

Tom later took advantage of the fact the he is the only person who Louisa cares for by persuading her to agree to marry Bounderby, not because he wants her to be happy, but because he wants an easy life and thinks that if Louisa […]

The forty thieves

The short chapter ends ominously with the Speaker’s repetitive, dictatorial language: “In this life we want nothing but Facts, sir, nothing but Facts,” as the children wait to metaphorically “have imperial gallons of facts poured into them. “Here, Dickens makes the children look like victims […]

The new gentleman of Victorian society

  The eventual outcome or reply from Bounderby is not only harsh, but also shallow – “There is such a law, but its not for you, it costs money” which is his way of saying – “divorce is not for the poor”. This is incredibly […]

Oliver Twist

  ‘ The word parochial is repeated three times to confuse Mrs. Mann, he is trying to put Mrs. Mann down by calling her a ‘stipendiary’ he act in that way because he is insecure, and to secure Mr Bumble bullies people who are of […]

Oliver Twist

Ans: ‘Oliver Twist’ was written by Charles Dickens, a social critic who was also a writer of the Victorian era. He exposed the nature of society especially the life of the poor and uncared for people like orphans. He has written ‘Oliver Twist’ so that […]

Two chapters of Hard Times

  ” I feel that this tells us of Gradgrinds feelings of the significance of facts. Dickens uses very descriptive language when discussing the themes and characters in chapter one, for example, we learn all about Gradgrind and also in a way, Dickens opinions of […]

The opening chapters of Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist was written, by Charles Dickens in 1837, because of his views towards the divide between the rich and poor. He felt that the poor, especially the poor in workhouses were treated appallingly because of the Poor Law Amendment Act. Oliver Twist covers; uncaring […]

Dickens promotes

When we examine Pip, he was extremely satisfied with life in his hey-days prior to his life-changing experiences at Satis house, and he was contempt with who he was and what he had until he finally realised what the world had to offer. Pip changed […]

Estella and Miss Havisham

I believe that this is a very effective and significant passage of writing in the story line, because it results in Pip changing his perception on values and contentment. Although it is not a dramatic moment, Dickens uses language to portray the humiliation and disgrace […]