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Charles Dickens Biography video

Use online video to study the biography, books and novels of Charles Dickens. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills .... simultaneously!

Use these History of British Literature videos entitled The Biography of Charles Dickens to study how Charles Dickens, living in a time of great change in Victorian England, used his writing and novels to expose social injustice.

Use our online educational video to survey the works of Charles Dickens. Learn how the characters in his novels affirmed his belief in the goodness of human nature. See how conditions in England moved Charles Dickens to write about factory, prison, and legal reforms; education; and housing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Name some of the important social and political issues of England's Victorian era.
  • Identify critical events in Charles Dickens's life that influenced his viewpoints, and cite examples of how his works reflected social issues and tensions particular to the Victorian era.
  • Describe London society during the nineteenth century, and explain how Charles Dickens's keen awareness of social injustice led to his status as a reformer.
  • Describe the changes that occurred in Charles Dickens's attitude toward the United States.
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