Chancery: The Symbolic Monster and Contageous Disease Affecting Every Facet of Life - A Case of Dickens' Bleak House

Aringo-Bizimaana Peter
2019 International Journal of Social Science and Economics Invention  
This article first explores the key technique that sets the tone and mood of the whole novel: the symbolic setting. We then explain what is symbolic about the bleakness of London weather and terrain by examining Dickens' thematic disclosure that will comprise examining : the symbolic setting of the novel (London); Chancery as a symbol of individualism, corruption and deception (discussed using corrupt lawyers); Chancery as symbol of incompetence and irresponsibility; Chancery as disease;
more » ... y as the disease of poverty and disillusionment (breeding class differences and causing family disintegration); and, finally, Chancery as a destroyer of religion.
doi:10.23958/ijssei/vol05-i08/140 fatcat:cby4cthtizfffhxd32i2mmqetu