Attitudes Toward Punishment And Forgiveness In English Society Of The Nineteenth Century Came, For The Most Part, Out Of Christianity In Actual Experience The Ideal Was Not Often Met, But In The Literature Of The Time The Model Was Important For Novelists Attempting To Tell Exciting And Dramatic Stories, Violent And Criminal Activities Played An Important Role, And, According To Convention, Had To Be Corrected Through Poetic Justice Or Human Punishment Both Dickens And Thackeray S Novels Subscribed To The Ideal, But Dealt With The Dilemma It Presented In Slightly Different Ways At A Time When A Great Deal Of Attention Has Been Directed Toward Economic Production And Consumption As The Bases For Value, Reed S Well Documented Study Reviving Moral Belief As A Legitimate Concern For The Analysis Of Nineteenth Century English Texts Is Particularly Illuminating.
- 528 pages
- Dickens and Thackeray: Punishment and Forgiveness
- John Robert Reed
- 08 May 2017 John Robert Reed