Charles Dickens the Oxymoron

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No, I did not call Dickens a moron.  There is, however, an oxymoron to his writing.  He’s dark.  His writing style is morbid in many ways and yet it perfectly reflects his era.  There is also this fantastic humor and humanity to his characters.  So he pulls off the impossible.  He’s at once dark but funny.  This is probably why he’s considered one of the greatest authors of all times.  He makes you uncomfortable and yet you giggle.  There’s something really off about that but at the same time there is something so right about it.

So I have to ask you, are there any situations you’ve ever been in where something made you so uncomfortable the only thing you could do was giggle?

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