Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Dickens and His Fictions of Childhood
Presented by Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, Framingham State University
Dickens was the first to give children central roles in his novels, with characters like Oliver Twist, Little Nell, Tiny Tim, Paul Dombey and a host of others. Perhaps his own hard experiences in boyhood, sent to work at twelve in a dismal blacking factory, gave him this subject. This lecture will examine several of his children and will also look at Dickens himself, father of ten children, at once loving, demanding, and distant. Importing the child into a central place in the novel, he made a difference in the way our culture thinks about children.
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This free Thursday 7:00 pm lecture series via Zoom is a partnership between Framingham State University and Framingham Public Library.