Charles Dickens' Incredible Work Ethic

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Immediately out of the womb, he fell on some hard times when his father Charles was arrested for debt. To combat this, everyone in his family except for Charles was put to work at a Blackening Factory. Charles attended school at an academy in London where he learned the basics of reading and writing. While attending school, Charles worked as a secretary for an attorney in the city. This reflects Charles' incredible work ethic and determination from a young age. I believe that his experiences with tough times are the fuel that powers his writing in his later years. Around the 1830’s was when Charles began publishing his literary works. He started out writing for different news papers as a free lance reporter. His works became quite popular and he had to start using the pseudonym “Boz”. To me this seems very odd but it seemed to be the thing to do at the time. As Charles became more successful he began to branch out his works into different mediums, his first were sketches. No not sketches like Seth dyers from SNL but little pictures in newspapers. Charles was hired to write things to accompany sports pictures that were drawn by Seymour. The two men worked together for a long time. These sketches, like a lot of his other works became very popular as with most of his other works. They were released in monthly editions and they would have people lining up outside postal stands much like the release of a new harry…
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