In spite of his shortcomings, Dickens is able to give us a very good kind of entertainment: he fills the gaps by good scenery and immortal characters. For him characters are more important than their manners or situations. For example, his David Copperfield is without many of these shortcomings. It is one of the best few plots he has constructed. Its plot has been praised by critics such as Ward and Baker.
(1) Flat and one-sided like the dummies of a melodrama.
(2) They are distinguishable into monsters of vices and virtues rather than remain human beings compounded of human traits.
(3) They have some particular traits exaggerated proportion.
(4) They have some tag, label or catch phrase attached to like the characters of inferior drama.
(5) They often act out often, and
(6) suffer from continual repetition and exaggeration for an emphasis.