Though his stories contained complex.
language and include many adult points and key ideas.
assume the view of a young person growing up. His novels contain many key.
insights which can only be fully appreciated by those who have already.
grown up, or those who are in the process of growth. "In his enormous.
body of works, Dickens combined masterly storytelling, humor, pathos, and.
irony with sharp social criticism and an acute observation of people and.
places, both real and imagined" (Sundell). Most of Dickens' works have.
the main character as a young boy facing the hardships of growing up in a.
poor family or having the life of a pauper in a big city. In these tales,.
though at times fictional, Dickens seems to portray his life as a child.
through his books. The time period about which Dickens' books were.
written is the mid nineteenth century. They were written as if through.
the eyes of a child no more than twelve years old. The response that the.
reader may have to this situation is that of a warm and understanding.
feeling. The joy and bliss of the main character is rarely showed; the.
main attitude is the overwhelming complexity of situations that a boy of.
that age must face. The reader's reaction to this may be to feel.
depressed because Dickens' has not showed more blissful times in the.
lives of his main characters. In the ending, however, Dickens' always.
seems to leave the reader with a warm feeling since the last scenes are.
usually happy. The personal life that Dickens had when growing up must.
have been tough due to the harsh tone used in describing the growing up of.
his characters. Dickens' life was that of a well respected author.
and novelist. Growing up with a childhood of poverty, Dickens became one.
of the most famous and best loved authors of his time. Dickens was born.
on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, yet spent most of his childhood in.
London and Kent. He started school at the age of nine, but his education.