I do not think there is another author who can write such vigorously descriptive characters, whether they are good or evil. Charles Dickens was truly gifted in this art.
Oliver Twist is a character that Charles Dickens used to show the "blinded world" of human suffering. The workhouse, poverty, street children, illegitimate children, women who had babes without being married, the sick, and the Churches discrimination against the out-cast and unfortunate people. All these Dickens weaved into his stories in order to teach the public of "the least of these." I do not believe Dickens taught out of Christian duty. I do believe he taught out of his hearts conscience and from his own experiences.
This talent for Dickens to create such gripping characters, added to the readers ability to have sympathy or hatred or love for his creations.
When describing The Old Jew Fagin, he was compared to a rat or reptile. Another words we were given a description of a creature that w…
Published by Washington Square Press, Pocket Books--1992 Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D. C.,
Julius Caesar may have been written for production in the new Globe theater 1599. During this time period, late 1500's to early 1600's, people were interested in the story of Caesar's murder. The people debated as to what truly happened, who the murderer of Caesar really was, and if in fact the so called murderer was really heroic in nature.
1. Has Welsh history been a life-long passion for you? Or, when did it begin?
I studied history in school, it was an English version of our history -
it was all about the English and the Germanic races' right to win wars.
At university I was marked down for stating that the Korean War was not
started by the North Koreans - it was then that I realised that there
are several versions of history, usually biased in favour of the
nationality writing it down.
2. Do you feel you have taken on a responsibility to promote Welsh history, culture, language?
a long career in international business and consultancy, when I
returned to Wales I could not find
anything to tell my children why I was so proud to be Welsh. There was
nothing in the bookshops. While working, I researched the first Welsh
encyclopedia, An A-Z of Wales and the Welsh, and realised what was
missing. It took 3 years to get published in an expurgated edition, and
then I began publishing mine and o…