Charles Dickens

By: Gabriela Yareliz

Did anyone see the Google page today?

Is that not the most fantastic thing you’ve ever seen? Happy 200th birthday Charles Dickens. Your stories with Pip, Estella, Scrooge, Oliver, and my personal favorite, Davy Copperfield, have inspired generations. They are stories about life, love, introspection and social change.

I couldn’t let the day pass without posting. I was unaware, until my mother told me that one of my favorite men was on Google.

“‘Never,” said my aunt, ‘be mean in anything; never be false; never be cruel. Avoid those three vices, Trot, and I can always be hopeful of you.'” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Ch. 15

“We are so very ‘umble.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Ch. 17

“My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Ch. 42

“A loving heart was better and stronger than wisdom.” – Charles Dickens, David Copperfield, Ch. 9

“Oh Agnes, Oh my soul, so may thy face be by me when I close my life indeed; so may I, when realities are melting from me, like the shadows which I now dismiss, still find thee near me, pointing upward!”

“I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.”

And this is my short tribute to a man who is a genius. I read David Copperfield three times, and each time I love him more!

Happy Birthday Charles.

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