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Examples of Charles Dickens Chthonic Journeys Question- In Charles Dickens autobiographical memoir Fragments of an Autobiography what are three chthonic journeys that he faces In Charles Dickens autobiographical memoir Fragments of an Autobiography he has many chthonic journeys that he never fully recovered from The essay starts off with Charles Dickens having to work at a blacking warehouse with a pay of six pints at the age of ten or twelve even though he wants to go to school His father is in jail due to money problems which leaves the family with no money to pay their rent As a result Charles goes to live with a friend and the rest of his family goes to live with the father in jail because they have no other place to go He faces numerous chthonic journeys or journeys to the underworld including his terrible family life his poor work conditions and low pay which leads to money problems and his having to work even though he wants to go to school and get an education Throughout the essay there are countless examples as to how Dickens experienced chthonic journeys One is that his family is in terrible condition His father is in jail due to money problems which then left the family with no money to pay their rent Their fatherhusband borrowed money from people and never repaid them Back in the Stinson-2 1800s if you owed people money and couldnt pay them back you would go to jail With no house to live in everybody but Charles Dickens goes to live in jail with their father because they have no place to live On the other hand Charles Dickens goes to live with friend With all of this happening including his family living in jail and his living away from them with a friend just crushed Dickens hopes and feelings Another chthonic journey that Charles Dickens faced was his working
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