Charles Dickens 19 Did Dickens Use Stereotypes

Did Dickens use stereotypes? Pft. Does a chicken know how to balance a checkbook? ...Actually, we don't know the answer to that. Guess we better watch this video. 

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They were however really hyperbolic characters They were very larger

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than life kind of cartoonish maybe the language that we

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would use So when somebody is bad there really add

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or when somebody is bumbling and funny very much that

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you don't see realistic characters in the way that we

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think of realistic characters It's not quite what you're finding

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a dickens I think his notion of realism is is

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a different notion than than what we would use I

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would say two of the ways actually in which dickins

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most achieves this and is most famous for achieving it

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was very good at was first of all physical description

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probably the guy with the hunchback and the melting eyes

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the villain that kind of thing on the woman with

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the cream skin and the delicate features is heroin The

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other thing besides phyllis physical description wass dialogue and dialect

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Dickens was an absolute master out things like cocking accents

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and elitist accents and even just vocal tics that people

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might have that identify Who speaking and so this's Not

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surprising because of his back to the theater where voices

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such an emphatic part of what you do but also

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it's important to remember going back to literacy and illiteracy

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If you are a person who can't read and you

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must listen to dickens novels than one of the only

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ways you could distinguish who's talking with those accents it

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was a huge literary device that so many of his

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characters speak so distinctly thatyou know exactly who's speaking when

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they talk and you don't need to see you know

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tom set there sam set or something like that you

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can tell from their dialect so that was important for

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us What is a stereotype And how did dickens use

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them What does hyperbolic mean What techniques to dickens used

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to convey his hyperbolic characters Stereotype Does anyone even know 00:02:16.71 --> [endTime] what a stereo is