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The Old Curiosity Shop

The small servant is a girl without an identity. She does not know her name. She is unaware even of how old she is. As a result, Dick Swiveller calls her the Marchioness. He gives her this name...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019 1:50 am UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Charles Dickens’s novel The Old Curiosity Shop presents numerous sacrifices that a girl, Nell Trent, makes for her grandfather. Both of them have good intentions and want to help each other, but...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2021 12:22 am UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Fred's major goal in The Old Curiosity Shop is to get his sister Nell to marry his friend Dick Swiveller so that he can inherit the fortune he erroneously believes his grandfather possesses. While...

Latest answer posted July 10, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens is replete with ideas which might be explored in an essay of some length. First of all, you might consider a character study. Like most of Dickens's...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2013 11:08 pm UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Two possible thesis ideas relate to Dickens' authorial style and to his structural elements. In the first instance, Dickens' frequently employs the repetition of a speech pattern or mannerism in...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2010 3:59 am UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

The first chapter of Charles Dickens’ novel The Old Curiosity Shop helps create great interest in the narrative that will follow that chapter. As the chapter begins, an elderly narrator describes...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2012 2:57 pm UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

When the two wanderers end up at the Valiant Soldier Inn, Nell's grandfather sees a card game going on at a table nearby. Being a compulsive gambler, he goes over there and cuts into the game...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019 2:57 pm UTC

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The Old Curiosity Shop

Little Nell is one of the most criticized characters in Charles Dickens's oeuvre. She has been viewed as too sentimental, too passive, and subservient to the male characters of the novel. While...

Latest answer posted January 12, 2020 2:11 am UTC

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