Oliver Twist Essay

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Oliver Twist was a very awkward character especially to his own social class; he's definitely braver and much more charming than the rest of his social class. He's much more enthusiastic and"¦ well you'll see why! Oliver Twist is born an orphan when his poor mother died in a parish workhouse to the annoyance of Bumble the beadle. Oliver was raised by parish charity, unloved and overworked. At the age of nine, after he dared to ask for seconds at dinner one night. Oliver Asked "Please, sir I want some more", because of this he was sold as an apprentice to a local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry. Taunted by another apprentice, Noah Claypole, about his unmarried dead mother, Oliver valiantly got into a fistfight and was eventually locked in the cellar for punishment. Then, Oliver took matters into his own hands, he ran away to London. Already you can see a difference from him and his community. He is much bolder, so bold, that it got him out of the orphanage, out as in kicked in the booty (OUT!). All other of his social class would never do an act so daring. He is also separated from his mates in the orphanage, so far these incidents set him apart.Then he met Artful Dodger in London, who offered him a home with Fagin a so-called "gentleman" and another group of boys just like him. Oliver was horrorstruck to find out that they were actually thieves, pickpocketers, robbers, what ever you call them! While being trained by Fagin's other boys, Oliver is falsely arrested for picking an elderly gentleman's pocket. In the courtroom, however, Oliver collapsed. He acted in a pity manner; Mr. Brownlow takes Oliver home. Mr. Brownlow is a generous man, concerned for other people. Not only does he accept Oliver as his own; he takes the boy home with him and nursed him out of his fever. Oliver got his first taste of kindness and wealth there.The first time Oliver leaves the house, Fagin's gang of boys kidnapped him so he wouldn't give evidence against them. Back, Oliver earned the affections of a young prostitute named Nancy who stuck up for Oliver when Fagin tried to harm Oliver.Unfortunately for Oliver, he's just the right size for one of Sikes vicious plans. Sikes was a bully, a robber, and a murderer. Because he was an ally of Fagin, they are often described as the two faces of evil in the novel: Fagin planed the crimes; Sikes carried them out. Thought, to commit a robbery, and he is taken along on a dangerous job. But, Oliver is wounded in the attempt and was taken in by the Maylie's, the people Sikes wanted to rob.In the idyllic months that follow, Oliver stayed with Mrs. Maylie and her niece Rose and grew to love...

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