Charles Dickens

Why does Charles Dickens always have an orphan in his novels?

212223

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered
2010-03-08 22:59:56
2010-03-08 22:59:56

Firstly, because in Dickens day orphans were far more common than they are now.

Infant Mortality Rate was high, and many women died in childbirth. This meant that many of Dickens's readers could sympathise with Dickens' orphans, and understand and empathise with them. For instance, in Great Expectations, Pip, the main character is an orphan. Dickens originally released this novel in chapters, and the fact that the boy had no parents would have hooked the morbid Victorians.

Also, Dickens loved to address political and social issues in his work. Talking about the conditions of the orphans and poor, like in Oliver Twist, was Dickens 'subtle' way of drawing people's attention to the appalling conditions. He talked about these things in the hope that someone would pick up on the allusions and do something.

And of course, in the case of people like Little Nell (The Old Curiosity Shop) it just makes the story that much more heart warming.

Charles Dickens was taken out of school to work in a factory when young. Many of the children with whom he worked were probably orphans and he had a loving mother and a father (who ended up in debtors' prison) and a great sensitivity to the plight of the others he may have known.

001
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
๐ŸŽƒ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Related Questions


No, he was not an orphan in the technical sense. However, his father was sent to debtors prison and the rest of his family moved to live near the prison, so Charles Dickens was left alone from an early stage in his childhood.



Dickens repeatedly addressed poverty, social and governmental infrastructure (specifically the Chancery Courts), disease and 'orphan-ism.'


The first Orphan Train started in the streets of New York and it started in the year of 1854 by Charles Loring Brace then ended in 1930 but that was only the first orphan train there was plenty more to come Hope I was help


Depends if they like sport and always practice


I think that he is buried in Campfer Switzerland



The latin for orphan or ward is pupillus pupilla


No, bill is not an orphan


Yes, he was an orphan.


Annie used to be an orphan.Paul was an orphan and spent most of his life living amongst nuns.We will adopt an orphan.



Yes the word orphan has a stressed syllable. Orphan is stressed on the first syllable.


'Dondi' is a war orphan .


Steve Jobs was an orphan


no why would you think she;s and orphan


it's " yateem" for a male orphan & written as "يتيم" & it's " yateemah" for a female orphan & written as " يتيمه"


The cast of The Orphan - 1911 includes: Gertrude Robinson as The Orphan


An orphan is a child whose parents are both dead. Here are some sentences.The orphan was taken in by his aunt and uncle.Mr. and Mrs. Smith died in a car accident, leaving their daughter an orphan.The orphan lived at the orphanage until he was adopted.The orphan lived in an orphanage.The main character in the movie Annie was an orphan.The orphan was adopted by nice parents who were better than the foster home operators.


YES, Dwaynne Wade was an orphan


no he is not an orphan every ninja has there sensei


The main character in the movie Annie was an orphan.


yes herbert hoover is an orphan


An orphan train is very crowded.


Orphan was released on 07/24/2009.



Copyright ยฉ 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.