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Most of Dickens' readers had strong religious and ethical convictions. The Victorian middle class, at  all levels, was heavily Protestant. Most of the "dissenting" churches (for example, Methodism and  Congregationalism, those outside the established Church of England) were evangelical, and even  the established church had been notably influenced by evangelical religion. Evangelicals  emphasized, among other things, strict moral behavior; they felt a need to make such behavior  highly, sometimes even aggressively visible. Their approach to temptation and evil was like the  approach to a contagious disease; the unfortunates who had "fallen" were to be avoided and  denounced. Generally, evangelicals wanted to be (at the very least, to seem) not just "good" people  but models of goodness, exemplars of righteousness — and to live only amongst other such models. 
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  • Fall '08
  • staff
  • Victorian Middle Class, evangelical religion. Evangelicals, distinctly wicked characters, strict moral behavior, Strongly evangelical habits, punished. Story endings

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