Theage of victoria is an age where everything has changed that everyone wasforbidden to read, but now everyone can read and write.
This age begins wherethe queen of victoria is 18 years old. Precisely on 20 June 1837 and ended whenthe victoria queen died on January 22, 1901. In this era began the rise ofpeace, prosperity, and glory of britainas in the international arena. This ageis often referred to as the transitional era, where in this era manytransitions from the dark ages until now. Because at this time all can read andwrite, it causes the number of literary works. Here I will take the example ofone of the authors of this age.
CharlesDicknes has the full name of Charles John Huffam Dicknes, he is a romancewriter and novel from the reign of queen victoria. Charles Dicknes was born inLandport, Portsmouth, and Hampshire, England on 7 February 1812, He was thesecond son of John Dicknes and his mother Elizabeth Dicknes, but he died on 9June 1870, aged 58 years. At the age of 5, his family moved Catham, Kent, but atthe age of 10 years his family moved back to 16 Bayham Street, Camden Town,London. He was born into a family enough, but because he could not managefinances so he could not continue his schooling.
But in early 1827 Charles hadthe opportunity to experience school at Wellington House Academy. His careerbegan in early 1833 by writing short stories and essays. But his work until nowstill loved by the people. One example of his work is Christmas Carol.ChristmasCarol is one of the novels written by Charles Dicknes in the days of QueenVictoria. Christmas Carol tells someone who is rich but he is very miserly andnever cares about others.
Once a Scrooge nephew named Fred visited his shop andsaid “Merry Christmas” but instead he said that Fred was still poorand unfit to be happy. Every Scrooge is invited to talk him always replied with”Good Day” means he wants to end the conversation. When ChristmasScrooge was visited by 2 beggars, but he did not respond to the beggar. Nightarrived, Scrooge was in his house suddenly there was someone who knocked on hisdoor, and it was his co-worker who had died 7 years ago. The next night she wasapproached by three ghosts who told her past, present and future. Since thenScrooge is not a miser and wants to be friends with anyone.Inthe time of victoria where one can read and write, so many literary works areemerging in this day and age. So many authors express what he thinks by makingthe stories.
In the story of Christmas Carol tells about the life of someonewhere a person is very rich but he is very miserly and cannot be friends withanyone. This shows that the economy is improving at that time, but the socialstatus of this era still has a limit. In this novel we are also taught that atthe present time is the transitional era in which we must learn from the pastto become a brighter future. At the end of the novel, Scrooge begins to careabout the people and the environment, reflected in the queen of today’svictoria queen is very concerned about the people and small children, so thatin this day and age children have started school.
Inthis era is a lot of work produced because in this era people are able to readand write. In the work of Charles Dicknes one of his novels entitled ChristmasCarol has in common with historical backgrounds in this era. In this era ofeconomics and education has been increasingly advanced, so that people havethought about themselves.
As told in the novel, there is someone who is veryrich but he is very miser and does not want to help others. At this time alsomentioned that this era is the transitional era, in this novel also told thetransition where he does not care to be concerned with everyone. So in this agemany tell exactly as in the days of victoria.