Dickens as Prisoner in American Prisons: The Depiction of Prisons in American Notes

Ghada S. Sasa

Abstract


When Charles Dickens travelled to the United States in 1842, he did not realize that his privacy and personal space will be intruded upon by the American public. Therefore, upon visiting various prisons while touring the United States, he realized a connection, an unspeakable bond between him and the locked up prisoners. While the prisoners are locked up within their cells, Dickens feels locked up and imprisoned with no sense of individuality and personal space. This study traces the connection between Dickens and the prisoners.


Keywords


Charles Dickens; Imprisonment; Prisons; Loss of privacy; Loss of individuality; Personal space

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2Fj.sll.1923156320130703.2943

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