A REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND: CHARLES DICKENS’S “OLIVER TWIST” Cover Image

A REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND: CHARLES DICKENS’S “OLIVER TWIST”
A REPRESENTATION OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND: CHARLES DICKENS’S “OLIVER TWIST”

Author(s): Valentina STÎNGĂ
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii din Piteşti
Keywords: poor; poverty; workhouse; middle class

Summary/Abstract: Throughout his novels, the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens tried to draw the reader’s attention to the drawbacks and evils that resulted from the social transformation of his contemporary society, i.e. Victorian England. In many of his novels, the author focuses on the idea of social injustice, a social disease that is many-sided and has terrible consequences on the inner structure of the individuals living within the boundaries of such a world. Dickens’s preoccupation with this issue is most relevant in the novel Oliver Twist, which contains a harsh critique of Victorian society and its prejudices.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 173-178
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English