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Stories from below

Stories from below

The best stories from below have shed an invaluable light on historic events. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a damming critique on the dehumanizing treatment of slaves. It proved a key component in the abolition movement. Dickens’ Christmas Carol was significant in generating empathy in Victorian society. Contrary to the Romantic Movement of the 18th century that gave an idealistic representation of life in literature, Dickens belonged to Realism style, shining a light on dark realities such as the exploitation of children. His novels were one of the major driving forces in the social reforms in England.
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