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Charles Dickens Essay

  • Submitted by: ldewviel107
  • on October 7, 2009
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 1,510 words

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Charles Dickens and English language
Charles Dickens was the first person I came to know of all those great English writers
and poets throughout English literature. I read about him when I was walking slowly
in the road of learning English language. it was our first grade in high school where
we had a reading concerning an English writer who have had a very harsh and
difficult boyhood. Eating watery soups and working under bad condition in coal
mines for so many hours a day, he came out to become one of the greatest English
novelists. it was four years later when I chose English literature in university and
some two months ago when I was reading about Victorian novelists that I came across
Dickens name. He was introduced as a novelist who clearly depicts his society where,
As he can remember from his childhood, children are treated so indifferently and
cruelly read one of his novels: Great Expectations, the story of a poor orphan boy
called Pip who wants to become a gentleman. When the novel was finished, I could
clearly feel the significance and especially the difference between Dickens language,
tone and style from even those of the greatest English novelists of Victorian period
that is that of George Eliot. A clear deviation from normal plain English, a fresh and
zestful language and a very delicate and artistic but ironic humor was the differences I
could clearly discern through his novel; therefore I went to the library to see if I can
find essays concerning dickens and his use of English language and I found some.
Believing that the study of a writer's language may serve a twofold purpose, that is to
form a foundation for assessment of a writer literary achievement and to have
contribution to the history of English language; different linguists had done so many
great analyses on Dickens language. I read different essays and I found out that 19th
century critics were not mainly concerned with his language, they y concentrated on
other...

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