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Now read the opening chapter of ‘Bleak House’. Explore how Dickens creates a suitable ‘Bleak’ atmosphere by examining:· his description of London

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Now read the opening chapter of 'Bleak House'. Explore how Dickens creates a suitable 'Bleak' atmosphere by examining: * his description of London * his description of chancery and the lawsuit Having read the opening chapter of 'Bleak House', we become aware of the appropriate 'Bleak' mood that Dickens has created by analizing such aspects like his description of London and the chancery. Like the opening of 'Great Expecations', we are presented with a dreary scene, this scene, however is set in the city. ...read more.


Dickens implies that all life has ended due to the death of the sun. The people of London have no aspirations for the future, everything is just one big 'repeat'. Dickens makes the contrast of the white pure snowflakes and the dirty soot. Even the smoke from the chimney pots express a gloomy existence. It seems like the city has gone back in time, London has an uncivilised nature just like the moors in 'Great Expectations'. ...read more.


We learn that: "tens of thousands of other foot passengers have been slipping and sliding since the day broke (if this day ever broke), adding new deposits to the crust upon crust of mud." This is simply an example of the lawsuit. It has been known by many for a long time, where all sorts of people are 'tripping one another up', leaving their mark, in addition to the problem that already exists. We gain the impression that the sun never rises in London, every day is the same ?? ?? ?? ?? Coursework October the 1st, 2001 ...read more.

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