The Reflection Of Charles Dickens ' Great Expectations

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The Reflection of Charles Dickens in Great Expectations Introduction: The general definition of reflection is” to bring or cast as result “. Dr. Harvey from Macquarie University define reflection as “an intended action, it depends on the past actions, present actions, and future actions.” In this paper we will see the reflection in “Art”. Art is the reflection of the identity and personality, for example in painting, drawing, writing, and many more. Art can symbolize the personality of the painter, writer, and more. For most writers, poets, and novelists we can see their works are mostly connected and related with their lives. One of the greatest writers in the Victorian era was Charles Dickens. Charles was the second child in Dickens family after his elder sister Fanny Dickens. Dickens was born in 7th February, 1812 in Portsmouth, United Kingdom and died in 9th June, 1870. He was an English writer and social critic. Dickens lived during the industrial revolution which was the great time of transformation in the nineteenth century in London. He supported the social ventures such as the foundling hospital for abandoned infants. Dickens was famous for his unique and realistic works; in addition most of his works are focused on the subject of orphans and the importance of education. For example, we have the Character “Oliver” from the novel Oliver Twist he was an orphan child born in a workhouse, not educated and a pickpocket. Another child character is “David” from
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