Our mutual friend by Charles Dickens - Analysis, commentary and storyline
“Our mutual” friend by Charles Dickens was published in monthly installments during 1894.
The novel tells the stories of men of all social classes, through a style of an impressive concrete, with a filter that combines the irony (veiled or overt) to a sincere indignation.
However, unlike other novels, “Our mutual friend” is characterized by a twilight narrative register, marked by deep furrows in their dramatic realism.
Charles Dickens deals with various issues, such as the condemnation of the corruptible power of money (which is able to change people), the English school system, the description of a series of human masks.
In fact, Charles Dickens describes a cruel reality that leads the reader to breathe the unhealthy air of nineteenth-century London and the writer also celebrates the only positive values of friendship and honesty.
The plot is based on a sort of change of identity. Everything starts from the mysterious disappearance of John Harmon when he was returning from abroad to receive the inheritance from his father. John Harmon came back but he is dead (is truly his body?) and he'll become the link between different worlds.