Charles Dickens Essay Topics

Charles Dickens & Nicholas Nickleby’

The way Dickens presents the children as being so weak and vulnerable is yet another of the key ways in which Dickens convinces us that the way they are treated is unfair and wrong. An example of this is when they are described in the shop as ‘children with the countenances of old men, deformities… View Article

Dickens writes Oliver Twist

Dickens creates sympathy for Oliver and the other orphans throughout the first four chapters of the book. He does this by describing in depth the neglect, mistreatment and emotions of the children. There is a strong example of this at the end of the first chapter when Dickens writes “Oliver cried lustily. If he could… View Article

Hard times by Charles Dickens

The book Hard times, relates to the hard times that people were going through at the time of the industrial revolution, during the 1840’s. the book was published in 1850, so that when Charles wrote the book, he was looking back on the events that occurred 10 years earlier. In his book ‘Hard Times’ Dickens… View Article

Еhe novel by Charles Dickens

The most predominant theme in the two poems is that of sheer desperation. The notion of hope and hopelessness is effectively conveyed, representing the poet’s anger at the absence of democracy and equanimity in society. They struggle to restrain this frustration towards the outrageous political and social racism made against ethnic minorities in the way… View Article

The Darkness out there

    “The Black Veil” and “The Darkness Out There” are similar in many ways them being that they both have two main characters which both change and realise new things about themselves by the end of the stories, they are both short stories which both have unexpected out comes at the end. They include… View Article

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens uses writing techniques to create an atmosphere in ‘Great expectations’ novel. ‘The sky was a row of black lines.’ A writing technique used in the quote is pathetic fallacy; using the weather to create emotion. The words used, ‘row of black lines’ creates an image of a prison cell cage, telling me that… View Article

Charles Dickens

One lesson we witness in A Kestrel for a Knave also aims to teach the pupils about facts. However this lesson is taught by Farthing who is caring and a more fatherly teacher and this is communicated by his name. Mr Farthing has used his kind personality to gain some respect from the boys in… View Article

Charles Dickens and Curley’s Wife

A comparison of Nancy from ‘Oliver Twist’ by Charles Dickens and Curley’s Wife from ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck. In the two books both characters can be compared with each other but in many ways they are different in looks, language and personality, but the reasons for which the authors created them is… View Article

Dickens thought what meant to be a gentleman

I am going to base my coursework on question 14 on what Dickens thought what meant to be a gentleman. I am going to do this because I too found this interest to what it actually means to be a gentleman. Throughout the novel of Great Expectations, Dickens is interested in what it means to… View Article

Described by Dickens

The extended metaphor at the end of the first chapter depicts the children as “vessels” or jars, to be filled to the top with facts until they are full. The metaphor portrays the children as inanimate objects, which shows the reader the arrogance of Gradgrind: “Vessels then and there arranged in order ready to have imperial… View Article

Charles Dickens

Even at this early stage in the story the reader can see something special in Pip. He was the only one out of six boys to survive birth and is now fending for himself. To the reader it is obvious that Pip is a loner and doesn’t stand up for himself very much, he’ll just… View Article

Charles Dickens create his characters

Charles Dickens is a great writer who has been successful throughout his life. He has written many novels for all age groups which consist of ‘Great Expectations’ (1860-61) and ‘Hard Times’. Dickens techniques of writing were much noticed by readers, especially his ways of creating characters. There are a number of ways to how dickens… View Article

Charles Dickens engender sympathy

How does Charles Dickens engender sympathy for his protagonist Pip in this extract from ‘Great Expectations’? In this essay on ‘Great Expectations’, I am going to explore how the experiences of the main character Pip, create sympathy from the reader for him and how Dickens has put this across. Charles Dickens has written a gripping… View Article

Expectations Charles Dickens

In the first chapter of Great Expectations Charles Dickens creates a very intense image of the marshes. This is the first place he describes and he makes the marshes sound like a very creepy and bewildering place. “Ours was the marsh country, down by the river, within, as the river wound, twenty miles of the sea”. The… View Article