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In what way does Charles Dickens win the sympathy of his readers for the children in his novels?

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GCSE David Copperfield

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16/2/2002

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"The novels of Charles Dickens often show children as victims of uncaring, unsympathetic and often brutal adults who are charged with their upbringing and education

In what way does Charles Dickens win the sympathy of his readers for the children in his novels?"

A man born in the Victorian era in a working class family and environment, who had to work himself up from a working class child to a well-known figure that he is today. A man that is seen as a literary supreme, he is the senior of all the literary writers of his age. The period and circumstances have lead to the man being seen as a intelligent and unusual man in the field of literary work.

Charles Dickens shows his uncanny way of making people feel sorry (feel sympathy) for a group or section of a population. For example his usage of words in the way he uses them.

"They were very long, very numerous, very hard- perfect unintelligible" This is from the Charles Dickens book David Copperfield and it is being read by David about the work that Miss Murdstone had been giving

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