Essay on Charles Dickens ' Family Life History

949 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Charles Dickens is known for his famous stories that he had written throughout his life. Charles Dickens family life history will often lead readers to connect that his stories reflect on his personal life. Charles Dickens wrote many Christmas themed short stories and one in specific was A Christmas Carol. In A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserable, stingy old man especially around the holidays, he owns a business and has a clerk named Bob Cratchit who during the winters spends his time in the office freezing because Mr. Scrooge’s stingy trait causes him not to want to pay for heating coals. One-night Scrooge’s nephew Fred makes a visit to invite Ebenezer to the annual family Christmas Eve party. Along with his nephew Scrooge also gets a visit from two men who are asking for a donation to their charity. The reader will connect that the characters in Dickens stories reflect his personal life. Charles Dickens was the second of eight children to John Dickens and Elizabeth Barrow on February 7, 1812. Charles was born in Portsmouth on Portsea Island, England. Charles father John was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office which caused the family to have move around (May 8). When Charles was just twelve years old his father’s financial stability caused for Charles to work in a shoeblacking warehouse while his father was placed in a debtor’s prison at Marshalsea- this experience is a major influence on Dickens throughout his life. Oliver Twist is the best example of work from…

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