"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens

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eastern wind would not amaze us such as appearing of any other gentleman in the dark empty place for example in the cemetery of St. Peter. Or it can be said also about Toby in The Chimes, when author describes his inconveniences in his work as messenger, and poor Tobys struggle with the northern wind The wind, especially northern, was striking him with frenzy from the corner, as if purposely came from nowhere to slap in his face his cane was vainly taken by him to fight with the bad weather.

Soon, his weak legs began horribly shake, he was turning to the right, then to the left, he shivered, he bent but nothing helped him. He was terribly exhausted, tormented, hackneyed, he hardly stood on his legs that fortunately was not taken up and thrown down by the wind hundred times like the frogs, snails or other ugly creatures. The hero, who is described with jokes by the author, can not be tragic hero, and if only unhappiness follows him, it reminds us about the happy outcome of the story.

But not only the narrative intonation gives especially comfortable, domestic mood to the Charles Dickens stories. The attitude to the phenomena of the world, to the life is full conformity with this intonation. Here it is described special form of the myth of the home, where the action and dead subordinated Gods will of the little world .

Chesterton G. K Charles Dickens, London, 1903, reprinted 1977. pp.

76-85 All the accidents are valued by the listeners sitting around the fireplace. There is nothing worse to them than the cold winter night, sharp wind, the fog or the slush. Idyll of Christmas consists of idolized dot of the light in the darkness of the night.

That is why the description of the city moving from one source of the light to the other brightened .

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