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How does Charles Dickens use language to give us a portrait of life in Victorian England. A Christmas Carol

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Stephanie De Gois How does Charles Dickens use language to give us a portrait of life in Victorian England A Christmas carol was created in the 1800s. This already tells us that there is something very different compared to the time we live in now. The way that Charles Dickens had describes the Victorian times has a whole different feel to it compared to the life we live in now. The way that Charles put the language out shows that the place and timing was a long time ago without researching the times they were made. The main point the audience can realise is that during the time that Charles set the book to be in the differences between the rich and the poor was very distinctive and visual too. Here, now that things have changed so much from being that to a more modern world, we cant actually spot the differences very easily. There was a lot of poverty in the Victorian times which helps us think that most parts of London wasn't a very pretty site to look at besides the richer parts of it. ...read more.


The poor differed so much compare to the rich it was too easy to tell where they came from. The weather in London on the Victorian times was the thing that made London look too dark, but still gives us a description on the cold, and misty feeling, "the yard was so dark that even Scrooge, who knew its every stone, was frain to grope his hands. The fog and frost so hung about the black old gateway of the house, that it seemed as if the genius of the weather sat in mournful threshold", this description gives the readers or audience a feeling of the weather and what it felt like there are many more descriptions that have the weather and the way that the atmosphere was like. This is also a quote that explains the weather, "getting dark and snowing pretty heavily", it helps the readers or audience to visualise what its really like. "Bleak and desert moor, were monstrous masses of rude stone were cast about, as though it were the burial place of giants; and water spread itself whosesoever it listed", this quote definitely helps the ...read more.


of what the word meant for instance "melancholy tavern" a lot of people wouldn't understand what is going on but if you read the rest of the sentence "scrooge took his melancholy dinner in his usual melancholy tavern" this tells the readers or audience that the tavern must be a posh word to use for a restaurant. On the other hand Charles doesn't only have descriptions of the place and what it looked like he also has a description on the people, the food and the clothing that people wore during that time for example, "turkeys, geese, gane, poultry brawn, great joints of meat sucking pigs, long wreaths of sausages, mince pies, plum puddings, barrels of oysters, red hot chestnuts, cherry cheeked apples, juicy oranges, luscious pears, immense twelfth callus, and seething bowls of punch" this is giving the readers or audience an overview on what the food was like in that time and who was it for. The richer people ate this sort of food for Christmas dinners and as they eating the most delicious food there was also another side that the poor had. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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