Charles Dickens had a great sympathy for the poor people of his time, how can you tell? Charles Dickens was a phenomenal writer with a lot of heart. The main reason I feel that he has great sympathy for the poor is because in many of his books, such as Oliver Twist, and The Christmas Carol, he always made the poor people a tremendous part of the story. In the novel Oliver Twist, the main character was poor and belonged to an orphanage. The majority of the book included poor people, but some rich. In the novel The Christmas Carol, the main character was rich, but cheap old man, scrooge. Scrooge was lonely and his employees were very poor. Perhaps one of Scrooge's best employees, Bob Cratchit was paid and treated terribly. Mr. Cratchit made only enough money to support his family. All of the townspeople in this story were poor, but having a lot of fun because it was Christmas.
Scrooge on the other hand didn't like Christmas until a sudden change of heart. Mr. Dickens is able to write so well about the poor because when his father went to prison, his mother worked very hard to try to support the family. He realized how hard it was to survive and he felt sorry for those people who must live poor their entire lives. It was for this reason that Charles Dickens had such sympathy for the poor.