Setting

Physical setting

The physical setting of the short story “Nobody’s story” by Chares Dickens is not clearly mentioned in the story, but it is most likely somewhere in the United Kingdom. There is the possibility that the author had London in mind when writing the story, as the first paragraph of the story mentions a large river and a in a “busy place” (p.3 l.13). At the same time, there is also a universal aspect to the physical setting, as it could hint at any city in the world where working-class citizens are oppressed by the upper classes next to a large river. 

The action of the story plays out in two separate places: the Bigwig mansion and Nobody’s house. These two settings are important to note, as they are complete opposites to each other. While the Bigwig mansion is large ...

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