Thisage called as Victorian age because in this period the leader is QueenVictoria. This period is also they called peace period and in this period therevolution of the industry was happened. Before they called as peace periodthis period has a little bit problem, this is because of Queen Victoria, thepeople called her LadyMelbourne because she always obeying the command from Lord Melbourne. LordMelbourne is Queen Victoria’s best friend, because she over trust to him sheforgot about her duty as a leader, she forgot about her people and she did notcare them anymore. It was made the people hate Queen Victoria.The revolution of the industry is like radical change because of the inventionof a new technology and transportation.
The negative side of this revolution isincluding about the rich and the poor and the positive side of this revolutionis the development of education and prosperity, for example, the benefit ofelectric power for people’s life. In this period there is a famous and knownnovelist, he is Charles Dickens. This essay will explain about CharlesDickens’s life and his works that related to the Historical background.
Thelife of Charles Dickens was started on 7 February 1812, he was born inLandport, Portsmouth and his original name is Charles John Huffam Dickens.Charles was a second child from eight siblings. His father is John Dickens, He is scribe at the Navy’sTreasury Office and his wife name is Elizabeth Dickens.In 1814 Dickens family moved to London and two years later they moved to Chatham,Kent, Charles spent his childhood in that place. Because they have a problemwith the money they back moved to the London, in London, they stayed in thesettlement of the poor people.
When he was 12 years old he had to resignhimself from the school because his father had a problem with the money and hisfather had to live in jail. After he resigned from the school he worked inshoes shine factory, he did that to help his family. After his father wasreleased from prison Charles went back to the school and he went back when hewas 15 years old.In1836 his story of his love was started, this was after he success in wroteabout The Pickwick Papers and this was followed with his wedding on April 1836with Catherine Hogarth, she was a sister of George Hogarth, he was an editor ofMorning Chronicle. Charles and his wife had 10 children from their wedding. 3years ago, before he met with Catherin Hogarth he broke up with his first love,her name is Maria Beadnell, they met in 1830. Charles thought Maria was his inspirationfor Dora character. Meanwhile, the people thought Charles was inspiration Doracharacter from Catherine sister, Mary Hogarth.
Mary Hogarth died when she was17 years old, the people thought Charles more love to Mary because he wantedhis grave is in beside of Mary’s grave. The people thought Charles was fallingin love with the other Catherine sister, she was Georgina Hogarth that lifewith them in 1842 and she helped them. In 1858 Charles and his wife got aproblem and they had to divorce, at that same time Charles must lose hisparents, his ninth child and his fourth child. His life was very messy.
Oneyear later he met with Ellen Ternan and then she accompanied but both of themdid not marry.On8 June 1870, He got a stroke in his house after he worked for one full day. On9 June he passed away at Hill Place Gad and it coincided with the five yearsanniversary of the accident Staplehurst train. He wanted to tomb himself in RochesterCathedral but at the last, he buried in Poet’s Corner in Westminster Abbey. Thepeople wrote the sentence on his tombstone “To commemorate Charles Dickens (themost famous English writer) who died at this residence, Higham, near Rochester,Kent, June 9, 1870, at the age of 58. He had sympathy for the poor people andhe also got sympathy to the people that got suffered.
Because he passed awayEnglish lost the most popular writer in the world. The last words of CharlesDickens are “Be natural my children. For the writer that is natural hasfulfilled all the rules of art”.His famous work isOliver Twist. This is his second novel that his write, his first novel is ThePickwick. The story is a child that does not has parents.
The name of the childis Oliver Twist. Oliver Twist lives in the shelter, from that Oliver learnsabout dark life. One day, Oliver feel angry and he wants to get more portion offood, because of that they moved Oliver from house of shelter. After they movedOliver from the house shelter the Obolensky family meet with him and ask him tocome and stay with them. In Obolensky’s family Oliver they ask to be a slavebut in there Oliver get a lot of food, he gets more than before but it is afood leftover dog food.
Only Mr. Obolensky that sympathy to him and one dayOliver get insulted from obolensky