A Christmas Carol

how did charles dickens' life affect his writing style?

the way he writes, why does he write like that?

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The way he writes is very connected to what he writes about. Living during the era of the industrial revolution was tough, especially if you were poor. His father was sent to prison for being in debt. Dickens had to support himself by, among other bad jobs, working in a dingy warehouse scrubbing pots and pans. This environment gave Dickens imputes to write about the struggles of the working class. The Christmas Carol, in particular, is filled with colourful characters. They tend to be flat characters populated with well meaning working poor juxtaposed to callous capitalist business men. Dickens experiences this first hand. Dickens’s narrative, in Christmas Carol, is simple and straight forward. Carol is really a gothic fairytale that a child can understand. The disparity between the privileged and under privileged was stark; Dickens illuminates this separation in his characters. The light and the dark, the warm and the cold can be seen in Bob Cratchit's house compared to the cold seclusion of Scrooge's house.