How Charles Dickens Wife Dealt with Family Abuse

June 26, 2012 by Kinda  
Published in Marriage

Charles Dickens although a renowned writer and author had another Dickens in his legacy who did not receive the accolades and fanfare of an accomplished American Writer. In the book entitled “The Other Dickens” the author Lillian Nayder target was to tell about the story of Catherine Dickens, the wife of Charles Dickens who bore him 10 children but was the product of family abuse.

Charles Dickens is the author of such classic novels as Great Expectations that is a reading requirement in most school in America.  Charles Dickens although a renowned writer and author had another Dickens in his legacy who did not receive the accolades and fanfare of an accomplished American Writer.  In the book entitled “The Other Dickens” the author Lillian Nayder target was to tell about the story of Catherine Dickens, the wife of Charles Dickens who bore him 10 children but was the product of family abuse.

Catherine Dickens who maiden name was Hogarth did not have such a time of acclaim being the wife of Charles Dickens.  Even though she bore Charles Dickens 10 children, he managed to alienate every one of the children to have ill feelings against their mother Catherine Dickens.  It was only the younger who kept his allegiance to his mother Catherine Dickens and that was her youngest son.  

Charles Dickens alienated Catherine’s Dickens host of children from her because at the time he was experiencing a mid life crisis.  To thwart the effects of the mid life crisis, Charles Dickens, the famous American author sought to get the children to show disfavor on her mother who had gained a considerable amount of weight as a result of having the ten children within a sixteen year range.  Charles Dickens were twenty three at the time that his writing career took off having written “Sketches by Boz,” not an American school reading requirement but catapult his writing career. 

After having the children, gaining weight and having to deal with Charles Dickens midlife crisis, Catherine Dickens was thrown out of the family after the author met and romanced actress Ellen Ternan.  Charles Dickens statement to the press depicted Catherine Dickens as indolent and was filled with repudiation of the woman’s character although it was he who was defected from the marriage.  After the publication of the statement against Catherine Dickens character, it was only the youngest son, ironically named after Charles Dickens who stood by his mother and supported her.

Charles Dickens did not begin the family abuse after marriage but sought to condition Catherine Dickens even before marriage in the kind of woman he would like to be marriage to.  During the courtship Charles Dickens seems to be training his wife, Catherine Dickens to be subservient and without a voice of her own destined to go in the direction of his comments however he chooses to spew them on her character often “bricking her up” with no where to go except to the solace of the youngest son, Charles Junior.

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