The Gospel in Dickens
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January 27, 2013


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I totally disagree with Dr. Reynold's assumptions and would argue a strong case to the contrary. For Dickens was that most inveterate of misogynists, since not merely a card-carrying, patriarchal product of his own times, but one who rather dangerously exhibited strong proclivities towards a Lolita Complex and sadism, when it came to his dealings with women.

I smile as I write this; recalling the insight propounded by Dickens himself in "Our Mutual Friend," concerning the feminine instinct for uneeringly discerning the unpalatable underbelly of a frog, sans any need whatsoever to overturn that clammy specimen. For according to the scornful declaration made by Mrs. Sophronia Lammle - utterances later mused upon with a similarly laconic weariness: "Men are very wise in their way...but they have wisdom to learn...."

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