Charles Dickens And A Christmas Carol

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Born in 1812 Charles Dickens grew up in a small town in London.   Dickens grew up in a poor family.   His family, sent to debtors∙ jail before he became old enough to fend for himself, convinced him to find work and stay out of the jail.   Dickens worked anywhere, from law offices to newspapers as a young child. (∜New Standard Encyclopedia∝ D-155)   A Christmas Carol, written by Dickens, has changed many things in the world today, especially Christmas traditions and religion.
 Dickens worked in many places as a young child and when his family wasn∙t in jail, if the family could afford it Dickens went to school.   Dickens∙ parents being thrown in jail left him to fend for himself, he found work in first a law office where he filed and did other simple jobs around the office.   Working in law offices and other offices like newspaper editing room, Dickens taught himself to read and write with a little help from the adults in the office.   When Dickens worked at the newspaper he would occasionally write a column or a cartoon for the newspaper and soon became a very well known newspaper reporter.   From about the time that Dickens was eleven or twelve years old to the time that he was seventeen or eighteen he went from a poor uneducated young boy to a well educated well known reporter. (∜Dickens life and the carol∝)  
 Dickens as a well-known newspaper reporter wrote his first books which were mostly a work of sketches or short stories.   When Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol he did it mostly because of the decline of traditions and religion around the holidays, not only in London but also around the world.   In London, Christmas and the holiday season was dull and not a greatly celebrated time of year.   When Charles Dickens released the book the change was so dramatic that the public wrote letters with great praise; ∜ ∦Such kissing out of old years and kissing in of new one never took place in these parts before∦∝ (∜Dickens Christmas Page∝). With Christmas season dramatically changing there was a subtle but very large change in religion.   When Dickens released a Christmas novel and did not mention Jesus, he broke new barriers that had not been broken before.   This crossing...

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