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  1. Thread: William Dorrit

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    Actually, my booktuber critic's heroines out of...

    Actually, my booktuber critic's heroines out of Our Mutual Friend were Lizzie Hexham and Jenny Wren. Lizzie Hexham was a big, strong girl who bodily lifted her gentleman friend to safety. Jenny Wren...
  2. Thread: William Dorrit

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    William Dorritt was suitably punished. Dickens...

    William Dorritt was suitably punished. Dickens generally punishes his bad characters according their crimes. William Dorritt is not a villain or monster. He's just vain, selfish and pathetic.

    His...
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    There was Little Nell as well, although I have...

    There was Little Nell as well, although I have not read that book. My favourite BookTuber (YouTuber who talks about books) is a huge Charles Dickens fan. Her favourite Dickens book is Our Mutual...
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    Fanny Price becomes much more entertaining in the...

    Fanny Price becomes much more entertaining in the second half of the book. I enjoy the way she is half affectionate and half insulting to her too-good-to-be-true little sister. She knows she's...
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    Mrs Clennam struck me as a prototype for Miss...

    Mrs Clennam struck me as a prototype for Miss Haversham when I saw the BBC TV serial.
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    I suppose that's true. I did like Dora. I think...

    I suppose that's true. I did like Dora. I think both G.K. Chesteron and George Orwell, in their essays on Dickens, preferred Dora Spenlow to Agnes Wickfield.
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    I just read that Dickens' father, John Dickens,...

    I just read that Dickens' father, John Dickens, was sent to the Marshalsea debtors' prison in 1824. They had been living beyond their means (like Mr Micawber). So, yes I suppose William Dorrit could...
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    I suppose they are both very articulate. Mr...

    I suppose they are both very articulate. Mr Dorrit is usually quite careful how he expresses himself. He always hunts for the best word or phrase in keeping with his sense of dignity. They both share...
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    I thought Dickens based Mr Micawber on his father.

    I thought Dickens based Mr Micawber on his father.
  10. Thread: William Dorrit

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    William Dorrit

    IMO William Dorrit, Amy Dorrit's father, is the star of this book. He is the best drawn character. He expresses himself so carefully, as if he is walking a tightrope. He has a great sense of injured...
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