"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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was not mentioned by Washington Irving. The city for Irving is a world of business , assemblage of businessmen, always busy, always hurrying to somewhere, completely indifferent to each other. We know that Charles Dickens in his urban landscape can find people from another mode of life, from different level of society.

They are equally unusual, ekzotic, and more archaic than middle townsman. Irving acts in different way. He searches for archaism out of cities, for example, conservative romanticists in rural regions, in the villages.

Rural life appeals Washington Irving not only by its beautiful parks and gardens, by its ancient castles and picturesque churches and cottages, but also by that social advantage which villages could save despite to cities. Here, in peaceful rural silence there is not that social contrast, yet, which is typical for big modern cities. From Irvings point of view, every inhabitant of the villages is satisfied with their place in society and treatment between various estates is built in harmony.

This conservative social-political tendency of Washington Irving we have to remember in analyzing of his Christmas stories. Describing Christmas holiday in England, Irving shows happy rural life. Christmas, Irving considers, puts into peoples hearts peace and love.

Christmas is a time when everybody restores old relationships with family and friends, which is weakened with the course of time. Sons and daughters who left their homes return to their family to remember nostalgic memories of childhood, by the fire. Everyone become younger and loves each other at Christmas.

This period of year gives great enjoyment, because of warm and comfortable family atmosphere .

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