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The Ambiguity of Good and Evil Forces as Found in the Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens

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Title: The Ambiguity of Good and Evil Forces as Found in the Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
Authors: Araki, Jill
Issue Date: 15 Jan 2014
Publisher: University of Hawaii at Manoa
Abstract: Most critics of Charles Dickens’ work agree that Daniel Quilp is the quintessential villain in The Old Curiosity Shop (1841). On the surface Quilp would appear to embody evil, especially in his relentless pursuit and persecution of Nell and her Grandfather, and in his malign scheme against Kit. Branwen Pratt writes in “Sympathy for the Devil: A Dissenting View of Quilp,” that “[t]he consensus holds that he represents the devil…”1 Concurring, John Gibson writes in “The Old Curiosity Shop: The Critical Allegory,” that “[a]mong his vice figures, Dickens casts the horrid Quilp, …”2
Pages/Duration: 48 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/31626
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