In Victorian times, it is the time of economic, social and political progress, but on the
other hand it is a time of doubts, poverty and injustice. So it is natural that Charles
Dickens was influenced by those thoughts and general feelings, and as a
consequence,this situation was reflected in his books.After reading his novelsyou can
observe howDickens is worried about the living conditions of the and lower classes.
His novels are very close to the reader and appeal to his/her feelings, what makes
Dickens to be criticized by the way in which he shows the reality and the corruption of
his times, where there are institutions that oppress some virtues, such as the
goodness.A good example of this are: Little Dorrit and Bleak House.
But above all it is remarkable the importance given to children in his novels, where
they appear as symbols of innocence. Oliver Twist and David Copperfield are the
best examples. Oliver has no parents and runs away from the workhouse where he
lives then he meets Fagin who teaches him to be a thief. But Oliver wants a real home,
with someone who loves him, and finally he gets his aim. Analizing this books and
going further we realize that this stories are a reflection of his own childhood.
He does not hide the reality.