Charles Dickens & Victorian Era
By: Sara Lawrence, Celina, Trevor & Peyton
Who is Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens was a British novelist born on February 7, 1812. He was born in Portsmouth, England in the United Kingdom. He is famously known for his writings, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby and many more. 58 years later on June 9, 1870, Dickens passed from a stroke. His final novel was, Mystery of Edwin Drood, which unfortunately was unfinished due to his passing away.
How was he beneficial to English Literature?
His famous writings continue to influence even in today's modern society
Many plays are being produced due to his writings
Auctions are being hosted over findings he once obtained.
As Dickens aged, his writings only became more profound.
He inspired those in poverty to aspire for more in life.
What’s his background?
Charles Dickens was one of eight children. His father, John Dickens was naval clerk who always dreamt of striking rich. His mother, Elizabeth Barrow, had aspirations to become a teacher. Though they aspired so much and remained poor, they lived a happy life. Charles and his siblings were allowed to roam the countryside freely. In 1822, the Dickens family moved to Camden Town. This neighborhood was known for being poor and not well maintained. This was a weaker time in Charles family life. Due to debt, at the age of 12, charles was left stranded as his father was sent to jail. His father's imprisonment, sent Charles out of school and work. He had to work in a rundown boot-blacking factory for a long while. Eventually, Charles aspirations grew beyond what he was offered and he began to write.
He was second of eight children
His father dreamt of striking rich
His mother aspired to become a Teacher
His family remained poor
In Dickens house was a hidden door that was in the form of a bookcase
During public readings, Dickens would consume two tablespoons of fresh rum with fresh cream for breakfast and a pint of champagne for tea.
During an auction in 2009, an ivory toothpick used my Charles Dickens was sold for $6,000.
What is the Victorian education system?
How is the Victorian education system beneficial?
Helped men and women grow in experience
Later on benefited towards acts against discrimination
Led to feminists
Taught men how to stand strong for their businesses and education
Taught women basics of living
Interesting facts about the Victorian education system?
Poor boys and girls were not allowed in the Victorian school system
Only those who were rich benefited from the Victorian system, mostly men due to the fact that they work.
Children were not required to attend school
Girls were taught thing such as sewing and cooking
Boys were taught on an educational level
Huge discrimination era against rich vs poor and men vs woman.