schema riassuntivo della vita di Dickens. Trama e breve analisi de "Hard times" e "Great expectations" (2 pagine formato doc)
Riassunto della vita e opere di Dickens in inglese. Charles Dickens, life and works: Born in 1812 near Pourtsmouth At the age of 12 he worked in a blacking factory, he was very influenced by that He went back to school, he became a parliamentary report and then a journalist His most famous work are: Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Hard Times and Great Expectasions “Hard Times” PLOT Thomas Gradgrind is a teacher, he believes in facts and figures.
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He lives in Coketown (a fantastic town in the north of England_coke is a type of coal) Their children have been educated in a rational way, he has stopped all their imaginative impulses, as he does at school In his class there is Sissy Jupe, his father is a circus worker (the circus is in contrast with Thomas Gradgrind) Louisa, his daughter, marries Bounderby, a factory owner, for whom her brother works, but she is unhappy and when Harthouse, a politician, tries to seduce her, she goes to Thomas to ask him protection Gradgrind has a crise of values Tom robs his employer and he's forced to leave the country.
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FEATURES Critique of indusrtial society and its effects Its sense of humor is a very modern aspect Pathos and sentimentality are representative of the feeling which was common in the Victorian age Many descriptions become a symbol of the type of life they represent THE UTILITARISM Probably the character of Gradgrind is based on Utilitarian leadr Mill, transformed through comic exaggeration.
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He meets a strange lady, Miss Havisham who was abandoned by her man in their bridal night She has educated her ward Estella to consider beauty a way for torturing men. This is such as Miss Havisham's revenge. Pip is in love with Estella. Pip receives money from an anonymous benefactor, and he thinks about Miss Havisham, but later he finds out that his benefactor is Magwitch. Magwitch is a criminal that Pip had heleped when he was just a kid. Pip is now in London, where he losts all his money He comes back home and he's finally reunited with Estella who has left her husband.