Romanticism in A Christmas Carol and Wuthering Heights

In both novels, A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens and Wuthering Heights, written by Emily Bronte, the authors generate powerful scenarios for the reader to understand the influence romanticism has on individuals. Charles Dickens does this by taking his character through a journey that involves going through the past, present and future and suggests … Read more

Perception of Children in Victorian England: Great Expectations / The Chimney Sweeper

Life for children in Victorian Era was very different than childhood in today’s world. Especially life for young children was very cruel. The texts, Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens, and “The Chimney Sweeper”, by William Blake, deal with the idea of how children were perceived in Victorian Era. Stage one of the book, Great Expectations, … Read more

Charles Dickens’ short story The Signalman

In Charles Dickens short story, “The Signalman”, he takes a conceptual and theoretical approach as he uses critical moves to suggest a mystery within the characters and the spectres portrayed. Dickens focuses on elements such as setting and environment, ambiguity, symbolism, and conflict which are employed to intensify the supernatural effects within the story. In … Read more

Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

Joe Gargery’s strong moral compass and unconditional observance of ethical codes prove him to be arguably one of the wisest characters in Charles Dicken’s Great Expectations. Joe is unfailingly compassionate towards those he loves and ensures that he only acts in ways that he sees fit to benefit others. Although uneducated and unsophisticated, Joe’s demonstrated … Read more