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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens
Victorian Age
The Victorian era of British history was the period of Queen Victoria's reign from 20 June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901.



Culturally there was a transition away from the rationalism of the Georgian period and toward romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values, and arts.


The Victorian era was a time of unprecedented demographic increase in Britain.

Popular forms of entertainment varied by social class
DICKENS
Charles John Huffam Dickens, born on 7 February 1812 and died on 9 June 1870, was an English writer and social critic.

He created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

Dickens sprang to fame with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers.

On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered a stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood and he died the next day.
THEME OF EDUCATION
Dickens was the first to introduce the theme of education
When he was a child he was forced to work
Negative and pessimistic view of the society
IN OLIVER TWIST orphanages in which children had hard regulations
IN DAVID COPPERFIELD he was educated with violence with hard rules
Industrial Revolution
Great change of society

Great increase in population‘’mushrooms tows’’

New tecnnologies and invention:
Spinning mule by Samuel Crompton;
Abraham Darby invented the smelting of iron;
James Watt’s engine ( machinery for cloth-making);
DAVID COPPERFIELD
The story traces the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity. David was born in Blunderstone, Suffolk, near Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, in 1820, six months after the death of his father ....
Themes
“There can be no disparity in marriage like unsuitability of mind and purpose.”
The Plight of the Weak
Equality in Marriage
Wealth and Class
David Copperfield and Oliver Twist
Books we'll treat about:
David Copperfield
Oliver Twist
CHARACTERS
David Copperfield 
Clara Copperfield
Clara Peggotty 
Betsey Trotwood 
Edward Murdstone 
Daniel Peggotty
Mr. Creakle
James Steerforth 
Tommy Traddles
Wilkins Micawber
Mr. Dick
Agnes Wickfield
Uriah Heep
Dora Spenlow
Time and places
Schiopu Andrei
Marengo Eleonora
Cameran Sofia
Mairone Laura
Designer: Schiopu Andrei
In this book David Copperfield, when he is adult and is becoming a writer, describes his life from his birth in 1820 to his adulthood.
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Autobiographical Elements of David Copperfield
At a surface level it is easy to notice that even the name of the main character, David Copperfield, has the inverted initials of its author, Charles Dickens.

Various versions of Dickens’s parents surface in the novel.

David’s pretty young mother,  was inspired by Dickens’s mother
Oliver Twist
Oliver Twist was born in 1830 in England by unknown mother. He lives in an orphanage and later in a workhouse until he decides to run away. Welcomed by a band of thieves is forced to work as a criminal. After a theft and after being accused is greeted by Mr. Brownlow. One day when the child was going to the city is again kidnapped by Fagin’s gang and he was given a new mission in which he was wounded. The child is welcomed by the Maylies and lives in their home during the summer. One day the grandson of Mrs. Maylie is made aware of the plan that Fagin (with another boy) wanted to do to recover the child. Finally the Maylies and the Brownlows meet and finally emerge all the truths and the mysteries of Oliver’s life.
CHARACTERS
Oliver Twist
Fagin 
Nancy
Bet 
Rose Maylie
Mr. Brownlow
Monks
Bill Sikes
Mr. Bumble
Mrs. Maylie 
Harry Maylie 
The Artful Dodger
Noah Claypole
Charlotte
Mr. Sowerberry
Mrs. Sowerberry
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THEMES
Poverty
Irony
Racket
Family
SETTINGS
Time: Dickens sets Oliver Twist in early 19th-century 


Place: The story is set in England
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