Bloom's How to Write About Charles Dickens (Bloom's How to by Amy S Watkin

By Amy S Watkin

Designed to aid scholars strengthen their analytical writing abilities and important comprehension of the writer and his significant works, this e-book deals priceless feedback and techniques on tips to write a robust essay, and gives an insightful advent by means of Harold Bloom on writing approximately Dickens.

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Neither useless or insane, the methodical and consistent nature of Madame Defarge’s knitting seems to indicate a high level (or at least amount) of thought behind her actions. She never fully becomes part of 39 40 Bloom’s How to Write about Charles Dickens the mob mentality, either, which is Dickens’s symbol for complete madness and chaos. Madame Defarge lives a rather solitary life, holding herself above or at least away from public or mob activities, standing against popular opinion at times, focused on a single goal rather than working wholeheartedly toward the collective goals of the revolutionaries.

In conclusion, Dickens shows revolution as destructive to characters. Madame Defarge is one character who does not suffer adverse mental effects from the revolution. Her death at the end of the story indicates that sanity will not survive in this type of bloody revolution. We should all remember that. Besides starting with a mechanical transitional device, this conclusion does little more than summarize the main points of the outline (and it does not even touch on all of them). It is incomplete and uninteresting (as well as a little too depressing).

His work focuses on the individual and a person’s power to change and/or to create and influence change, or sometimes simply to tolerate and endure change. Dickens was diligent and imaginative, and he looked for these qualities in others, too. The vehemence with which he defended and promoted the play of imagination and childhood in such works as Hard Times and Oliver Twist suggests that the author himself never completely grew up, an assessment that he most likely would have been happy to hear.

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