In “Nobody’s story” by Charles Dickens there are two important characters: Nobody and the Bigwig family

At the beginning, Nobody is focused on his work and questioning his condition in life. He desires change while knowing that he cannot really escape who he is. His actions are driven by his need to provide better lives for his family. 

The Bigwig family can be described as a noisy upper-class family that is divided when it comes to opinions of the lower-class. Some members want to help and educate them, while the others do not. 

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However, the Bigwigs are motivated by the fear of the plague, rather than a genuine desire to help working-class people. Because of this, their fear eventually fades, and the Bigwigs continue to argue among themselves instead of acting....

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