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Charles Dickens is one of the numerous writers whose life experiences greatly attributes tohis wonderful writing career Everything he wrote can be traced back to childhoodexperiences that influenced him throughout his life Charles Dickenss writing career wasinfluenced by his maid and his family getting thrown into jail In the book A ChristmasCarol Dickens created the characters Tiny Tim and Scrooge because of experiences thatinfluenced throughout his life Englel 4The first and most prominent figure that led to Dickenss grotesque imaginationwas someone whom he met at the age of three and never saw again after the age of five This person was Dickens maid named Mary Weller Mary Weller was a twenty four hourmaid who lived with the Dickens family Mary used to tell Charles Dickens bedtimestories before he went to bed However this was not just any bedtime story Mary Wellerhad the talent of telling the best blood and guts horror story anyone had ever heard MaryWeller would always tell Charles the most unbelievable stories with the most unbelievablecharacters Mary taught Dickens that if your ever going to tell a story people want tohear you must never tell the truth Dickens carried the knowledge Mary had instilled inhim throughout his life because not one of Dickenss novels has a believable character in arealistic setting with people talking in a sensible manner All of his characters are completeand utter nonsense Engel 2 For instance A Christmas Carol tells of a character namedEbenezer Scrooge who cares about nobody and is extremely stingy but in just a shortamount time he is portrayed as a loving and gentle soul because of four ghost that visithim on Christmas eve In reality no one can go from being as hateful as Scrooge was atthe beginning of A Christmas Carol to as to as loving as he was at the end of A ChristmasCarol because of four ghost Furthermore Tiny Tim is nothing like a five year old childwould act like in
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