The writer G. K. Chesterton said that “[T]he whole of Dickens’s genius consisted of taking hints and turning them into human beings.” In putting pen to paper Dickens interwove satire and sentimentalism to create some of the most enduring characters in fiction. In his will Dickens urged that no monument be raised to him and that remembrance of him should rest upon his published works. By taking his impressions of “everyday-life and everyday-people” and breathing life into them, Charles Dickens has left us an inspiring legacy.