Charles Dickens ' His Time And All Time Essay

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Charles Dickens One of the greatest writers of his time and all time, Charles Dickens, wrote of the social problems that went on in his everyday life. Charles Dickens showed that the poor laws were not helping the poor but in fact making it worst for the people. Charles Dickens was born in the Victorian Era during the time the poor laws were being enforced. He wrote of the oppressed people of England in the classic novel “Oliver Twist.” He targeted the social elite to show that they were living lives like they were kings and the poor were their peasants that would forever stay poor. Most of his novels were based off experiences that he lived through. That did not stop Dickens from becoming one of the greatest writers to have ever lived. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Portsmouth, England. He was born to John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow. He was the second of eight children. John and Elizabeth both strived to find good careers but none were able to. John was a naval clerk who dreamed of striking it rich while Elizabeth dreamed of being a schoolteacher and director. That was not what happened, their family was poor and they stayed poor. In 1824, when Charles was 12 his parents were sent to jail over debt that they owed. He was forced to drop out of school and find a job until he was able to pay off his family’s debt. He worked in a boot-blacking factory making six schillings a week. Charles Dickens states that was the moment his innocence…

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