Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit
By Charles Dickens

Do characters like Jiminy Cricket and Timothy Mouse, the kind guides and advocates who help our hero along, have a history in literature - or are they an invention of Walt Disney's story team? Michial saw Dante, or perhaps Elizabethan fools. Victoria spotted some parallels with guardianship in Dickens.

A younger character both sheltered from the world and brought deeper into subcultury dark places by characters who are more familiar with the subcultury underworld place.
— Victoria Reynolds Farmer