Law and Charles Dickens Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Law and Charles Dickens
This paper looks at the law and the legal profession in the works of Charles Dickens .
# 123950 | 2,000 words | 18 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (English) , Sociology (Theory) , Law (General) , Political Science (General)

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In this article, the writer provides an analysis of Dickens' use of irony and satire in three of his novels to help convey his attitude toward lawyers and the legal profession, using 'Great Expectations', 'A Tale of Two Cities' and 'Hard Times'.

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"At the age of fifteen his family deep in debt Charles Dickens left school to work as a law clerk for various solicitors' offices. The fact that Charles Dickens worked as a law clerk cannot be underestimated on his attitude towards the law and his portrayal of lawyers in his fiction. Dickens' attitude towards the law and the lawyers painted by him is not one of unreasoning denunciation in the view of Thomas Alexander ..."

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