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An Analysis of Critical Realism in David Copperfield

Author LiuWeiFeng
Tutor CuiYaPing
School Northwestern University
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Dickens David Copperfield Critical Realism Educational novel Expose
Type Master's thesis
Year 2010
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Charles Dickens is the great master of critical realism in the nineteenth century, a huge impact on world literature after Shakespeare novelist. His works are widely described the social life of Victorian England in the 19th century, to expose the evils of the world of the bourgeois money. Masterpiece \The novel paints a mid-Victorian early 19th century panoramic picture. This paper tries to study by the historical background, the themes of their works, in particular, a typical figure and event analysis to identify a concrete manifestation of critical realism in the works, aims to interpret Dickens to express to the mid-19th century Victorian pre-social problems, expose and criticize. The thesis is divided into five parts. The first part of this paper is the introduction, the first critical realism, Dickens, and \The second part of the show to expose the hypocrisy of the upper class in society and bourgeois Dickens realistic strokes, of greed, Beisuo, brutal show the plight of the lower society, especially women, children and the elderly, and the awakening of the struggle of the toiling masses. The third part of the multi-angle to show the core issues of the Dickens seize money the capitalist world, reveals a hundred ugly picture of the bourgeoisie, and highlighted the performance of the corrosive effect of money on human nature, marriage, family and society, thus exposing to open the Victoria Golden Age \Papers fourth part of the expression works focus on the Acura humanity in the true, the good, the United States and look forward to a more rational society and a better life, showing sympathy and good wishes to change their poverty situation of the persecuted, bullied little people. The multi-level papers Part V Summary works reveals the true face of the society at that time, criticism of the problem of child labor, education, orphans, class issues, the status of women and consumerism. Therefore, analysis of the details of the critical realism of Dickens's emotional and creative research and to understand that the era has a special significance.

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