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The Middle Class Values Advocated by Charles Dickens in His Later Years

Author XiaoWenPing
Tutor YanXingZhi
School Guangxi Normal University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Dickens Later period Great Expectations Middle-class values
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Type Master's thesis
Year 2009
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the greatest British novelist of the nineteenth century, the domestic and international study of Dickens himself and his work has yielded fruitful results. \This article back to the social background of the novel was born, middle-class values ??through \The Victorian era of the rise of the British middle class, many of the same period, including Charles Dickens, including writers from this class. To dissect Dickens in his later years of middle-class values, you must understand the Victorian middle class and its values, the second part of this analysis. As a middle class, Dickens himself understanding and awareness of the middle class is the gradual deepening and mature. \Dedication, hard work and frugality into a worship of money, because of the social and personal reasons, Dickens is no longer advance as optimism in the works reveal a critique of the middle class, contrary to the traditional middle-class values. In this work, the episode reveals disillusionment, depression, revealing the environment as well as figures showed disappointment, shows Dickens disappointment of the time the middle class. Family life in the period of social transition, the United Kingdom, occupies an important position in the personal experience, it is not only the environment of personal growth, more personal spiritual refuge. Focus on family life, and has developed into a common pursuit of the middle class in the Victorian era. \gentleman, in the fourth chapter of this paper, which will be further elaborated. The article that, as a sense of social responsibility of the writer of the middle class, Dickens not only through his experience gradually deepening understanding of the British middle class, actively maintained the tradition of British middle-class values, and literary creation and social activities.

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