"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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in The Chimes directed ideas prompting earlier name of the novel Little Dorrit - No One Guilty . Only one Christmas story is read with great pleasure till the present days - the earliest, Christmas Song, and this merited success where the short form is revealed in the most profitable way energetic action, natural dialogue, simple plot. From that point of view we can realize the whole idea about social problems disturbing Charles Dickens, however, here these problems understood as a myth accompanying Dickens from his childhood, and the scene appeared amazingly natural, as if simple, clear, logic dream.
In Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens has already tried to create the world of dreams, one way or another presents in all his novels. In the eve of murder of Montague Tigg, John Chuzzlewit dreams of the end of life something strange, disturbed, as if the city is seen above from the bird flight, a lot of people hurrying in the streets - they are familiar, but they look strange, they pass as the chilly memories of everything what had happened to hi in his life. This type of dream takes its origin from the Arabic tales, where the heroes of the story fly on the carpet-plane or on the wings of the magic bird above the cities, countries.
Lesage used this idea in his own story, but the scenes of social life and morality is described by the author and he showed the contrast between - wealth and poverty, guilt and innocence, old and youth, death and birth. In Christmas song, in the dreams of Scrooge, these two themes merged as a whole -we see the world by these contrasts and we also are informed about past life of Scrooge, his gone childhood that will never return and lost innocence. In the latent depth of Scrooges visions Dickens Charles hides his personal pains, suffered in the factory .Скачать