Charles Dickens Research Paper

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Charles Dickens was born February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England, and that’s when he started his journey. Although he was born into a poor family, they were content with their living conditions ( Dickens was low in social ranks, and it did not help when his father was imprisoned for debt, and Charles had to drop out of school to help his family and contribute in paying off the debts (Shmoop). After Charles dad, John, got an inheritance he reluctantly paid off the debt and Charles went back to school again ( Dickens once asked “how [he] could be so easily cast away at such a young age” (, he was exposed to so much and that partly gave way to his writing career.
Once Dickens was out of debt he went
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Catherine Dickens, Charles’ wife, had started having nervous breakdowns, and his ninth child, Dora, died (shmoop). It got worse in 1863 when Dickens lost his mother, Elizabeth, and in the same year, his fourth child, Walter, who was a soldier in Calcutta (shmoop). Dickens was in a place of despair, and had no way out for awhile. These crisis’ did help him put more emotion in his stories, and they gave him insight to new perspectives.
Dickens turned his life around from the tragedies before by writing. He always turned his pain into something beautiful for others to enjoy. In november of 1865, he completed his book, Our Mutual Friend, before he died (shmoop). Writing is what always saved him.
On June 9, 1870 Charles Dickens died. The novelist of the century lay dead in Kent, England overtaken by a stroke ( Charles Dickens made an impact on the world with his beautifully written words, such an impact that there was universal sorrow when he died ( “I never knew an author’s death to cause such general mourning,” wrote Longfellow. “It is no exaggeration to say that this whole country is stricken with grief” ( One person’s dedication to the arts can change people forever, change the way people perceive things, the way we perceive life (Gradesaver). Thomas Carlyle described Dickens’ passing as “an event worldwide, a unique of talents suddenly extinct” (