A Glimpse Of Charles Dickens
Generally young readers, of both gender and all generation are either static or destructively active. They seem to have lost the direction for the youthful energies, which can, if properly directed, achieve greatest happiness and prosperity for the greatest number. With these thoughts, if we have a glimpse on the life of Charles Dickens (Feb 7 1812 to June 9 1870), we may have bright bubbles of English literature of 19th century.
Born at Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, in a middle class family, he was not only an eminent novelist of his age but also an influential spokesman of the conscience. Let's now have a brief glimpse on the origin of Charles Dickens. Starting off with one of his grandfathers, who was a domestic servant, while another one was an embezzler. His father was a clerk in a naval department. He was a well paid person but hardly used to pay attention on the family. His extravagant nature often used to throw the family into severe financial crunch.
His awesome works were the inspiration for the other writers all around the globe. David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, The Pickwick Papers, Our Mutual Friend, etc. are some of the gems gifted by him.
We can have a better art stems from the life of this great novelist, physically, set apart a place for every object and invariably make it a point to keep every object or thing in its allotted space. The advantages of physical discipline are immense and innumerable raging from individual grandeur to environmental glory. Thus his advent into manhood in the form of a reformist in 1830s was notably witnessed. His dedication on the Liberal Benthamite Morning Chronicle (1834-1836) cast a deep spell on the political outlook of Charles Dickens. Everyone wishes to have a prominent personality that is worth meaningful. That actually happened in Dicken's life. We have this reflection in David Copperfield's adoration of Dora Spenlow and the middle aged Arthur Clennam's discovery.
Literally career of Charles Dickens began in this way. In connection with this Dickens became a professional actor in 1832. But he did not stop contributing stories, descriptive essays, to magazines and newspapers. All these attracted attention of a huge section of the society. During this phase of time he resigned from newspaper and undertook to edit a monthly magazine. During this point of his life, The Pickwick Papers came into scene, fetching him the popularity full to the brink. Pickwick turned to be really famous, stuffed with many conventional comedies, and object of ridicule and traditional jokes. Like some of his other early works, The Pickwick Papers was manifestly indebted to the contemporary theatrical shows during 18th century, English novelist and a few foreign classics - especially "Don-Quixote". We should remember that the pattern of a novel or a serio-comic should be functional or expressive seems to be a truism. In proportion as in what fiction offers us, we find life without re-arrangements; do we feel that we are touching the truth. Or in proportion as we find it with re-arrangement, do we feel that we are being put off with a substitute. It is a compromise as well as a convention. At the heart of the paradox is the conflict between creative humanity and the spirit of things.
We should remember that the ironic principle has another philosophical basis, which ultimately derives from that aspect that we have just touched upon. Life itself has a certain inexplicability that comes through the writings of Charles Dickens.
Charles Dickens ended his journey on June 9, 1870 at Gad's Hill, near Chatham, Kent.