Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019)

An Analysis of the Critical Realism in David Copperfield

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Bingbing Zhou
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Bingbing Zhou
Available Online July 2019.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/iccessh-19.2019.286How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Charles Dickens; critical realism; David Copperfield; bourgeois society
Abstract
Charles Dickens, one of the most famous representative critical realism writers in English, published a profusion of novels, which plays an important role in English literature after Shakespeare. David Copperfield is one of Charles Dickens’ masterpieces, telling a boy’s story that he goes through brambles and shadow and ultimately finds his happiness and souls harbor, exposing the evilness of the bourgeois society and depicting vivid social life of the Victorian era in 19th century. It can be dismissed as an encyclopedia of the Victorian times, reflecting the social issues in that times, which provides us with plenty of valuable literary sources to know about aspects of the bourgeois society. From it, a conclusion can be drawn that David Copperfield eulogized human nature kindness, beauty and truth and at the same time criticized the imperfect state institution.
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