"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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Dickens opens all good nature of that woman - Mrs. Lirriper. The idea of the story Mrs.
Lirriper s Lodgings is kindness, goodness, nobility etc. It has very deep meaning in itself, and reading this story you can learn so much useful things for yourself. The story has one simple plot.
It is told by Mrs. Lirriper s own words, and the comprehendible speech makes the story more interesting and entertaining. Of the landlady as the waiter it may be said that Dickens left in a slight sketch what might have developed through a long and strong novel.
For Dickens had hold of one great truth, the neglect of which has , as it were, truncated and made meager the work of many brilliant modern novelists. Modern novelists try to make long novels out of subtle characters. But a subtle character soon comes to an end, because it works in and in to its own centre and dies there.
But a simple character goes on for ever in a fresh interest and energy, because it works out and out into the infinite universe. Mr. George Moore in France is not by any means as interesting as Mrs.
Lirriper in France for she is trying to find France and he is only trying to find George Moore. Mrs. Lirriper is the female equivalent of Mr.
Pickwick. Unlike Mrs. Bardell she was fully worthy to be Mrs.
Pickwick. For in both cases the essential truth is the same that original innocence which alone deserves adventures and because it alone can appreciate them. We have had Mr.
Pickwick in England and we can imagine him in France. We have had Mrs. Lirriper in France and we can imagine her in Mesopotamia or in heaven.
The subtle character in the modern novels we cannot really imagine anywhere except in the suburbs or in Limbo. Welsh Charles - Character Portraits from Dickens, London, 1908 Conclusion The vitality of Dickens works is singularly great. They are all a-throb, as it were, with hot human blood.Скачать