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Poor In Dickens’ Works |

Shiva Modgil, Dr. Sunita Chaudhary, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


Charles Dickens is one of thegreatest Victorian writers that ever lived and he is greatly admired for hisability to realistically depict the poor during the Industrial Revolution.Dickens' novels such as Hard Times,Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and Bleak House, clearly illustrate the condition of the lower classjuxtaposed against the lavish lives of the middle class and the aristocracy.Dickens uses fiction as an outlet for his enduring fascination with the darkerside of human nature. The treatment of crime by Dickens was far more than an authorialdevice; it was a focal point for his deep concern with social problems andplayed a vital role in his attempt to understand these social ills. Dickens’novels are not only about crime, but they also raise questions on the Poor Lawsystem and the living conditions of the working class.