"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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Dickens imagination transforms their many topicalities into an artistically coherent vision that transcends their immediate historical context. Similar question are raised by his often basic fictional characters, places and institutions on actual originals. He once spoke of his minds taking a fanciful photograph of a scene, and there is a continual interplay between photographic realism and fancy or imagination .
He describes London like a special correspondent for posterity Walter Bagehot, 1858 and posterity has certainly found in his fiction the response of an acute, knowledgeable, and concerned observer to the social and political developments of the moving age. In the novels of the 1850s, he is politically more despondent emotionally more tragic. The satire is harsher, the humor less genial and abundant, the happy-endings more subdued than in early fiction.
Technically, the later novels are more coherent, plots being more fully related to themes, and themes being often expressed through a more insistent sue of imagery and symbols grim symbols, too, such as the fog in Bleak House or the prison Little Dorrit . His art here is more akin to poetry than to what is suggested by the photographic or journalistic comparisons. Dickensian characterization continued in the sharply defined and simplified grotesque and comic figures, such as Chadband in Bleak House or Mrs.
Sparsit in Hard Times but large-scale figures of this tyle are less frequent the Gamps and Micawbers belong to the first half of his career . Characterization also has become more subordinate to the general purpose and design moreover Dickens is presenting characters of greater complexity provoke more complex responses in the reader William Dorrit for instance . Even the juvenile leads had usually been thinly conceived conventional .Скачать