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OLIVER TWIST

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This book is about an orphan boy in England during the 1800s. He lives as a kid in a workhouse, but will eventually sold as labor to an undertaker. At first, he loves pretty good there except another boy who also lives in the house, constantly annoys him. After a fight with him, he escapes to London.

The book is about the boy's life, upbringing and experiences there.

This book's main character is Oliver Twist. The boy's name has become the title of the book.

The story is set mostly in London's cramped and shabby slums where it is often dark and gloomy.

Oliver lived in the 1830s. The book begins with his birth in the workhouse. At age 9, he sold. He is 14-15 years at the end of the book, the exact age is never revealed, but you get to guess and look at the pictures.

Personal Description

Here are the two people who are having most of the book if you do not count with Oliver:

Mr. Brown Love: taking care of Oliver for a while when he is very sick. Give him food and care. Oliver gets for the first time in her life to meet people who are kind and friendly to him.

Mr. Fagin: also known as the Jew, is the leader of the gang that Oliver thief against his will finds himself when he arrived at London.

He is a very evil man who teaches the orphans to become pickpockets at him so he can make money.

Fagin and Brown Love belong to two different strata of society and do not know each other at all.

The characters are very true to life in the story, perhaps because they are described exactly as I believe that the people were in the 1800s.

We know that workhouse children / orphans were treated in the way that the book describes. These nasty people were actually true then.

Oliver is the person you get to know the best because it has received follow throughout his childhood. Oliver is kind but very shy and does not want to hurt anyone. The other people may not know in the same way. But we understand at Fagin's very naughty. We know nothing about his background and why he has become the person he is.

The characters in the book would have acted exactly the same way in reality to the book is about how poor children had it then.

Environment Description

Alleyways, stink, dirt, rats and diseases. How would you describe the area surrounding the main characters. Rather miserable in other words.

The environment is real, I think, because there's artwork that shows how it looks out, and what happens. You then get a clear picture in front of them about how the environment is. The author writes about the environment in such terms that one can really understand how miserable it is.

What I remember best is very cramped and dark alleyways where it is shady people hiding among the houses, often scared and hungry.

It recurs often in the story.

Message

Charles Dickens wrote the book enough to show everyone how awful poor children had there during this time. He wanted to change society so that the kids got better and in the end he managed to arouse social agencies.

I think the message is very important, because the poor children neither felt or had it good. They were slaves.

Author

His name is Charles Dickens and was born in 1812 in Kent. When he was 11, he came to London. In London, he had to support himself for his father ended up in jail because of unpaid debts. Charles had to start working at a factory with the black shoes (one black color shoes). This is said to have been the worst time in his life, but it was then that he became aware of poverty and the exploitation of child labor. Eventually he trained to stenographer (sign writing, used for example, to write while someone is speaking, it is quicker to write) and later became a journalist.

Some other books he wrote:

First David Copperfield. It is his autobiography.

Second Pickwick club's Papers. It is his first book in 1836

3rd Great Expectations

4 Nicholas Nickleby

The Mystery of Edwin Drood fifth (not finished, he died in 1870 before he wrote the end)

He ridicules the poor relief and justice. He thus makes the humor of a serious problem. It affected the readers' thoughts, so it was a good effect of this. The kids enjoyed it better. An example of Dickens tells way is when Oliver Twist would draw his first breath after birth. He describes it: "It was very difficult to persuade Oliver to undertake the work of breathing, a difficult job but a job that the custom has made necessary for our existence."

Rebecca Axelsson

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