How much is the parish willing to offer to someone to take Oliver off their hands? Compare Fagin's last days to those of some other fictional character after being condemned to death, for example, Sidney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities, or Clyde Griffiths in An American Tragedy. Compare the reactions and behavior of Sikes following the killing of Nancy with those of some other fictional murderer after his crime, for example, Raskolnikov in Crime and Punishment, McTeague in McTeague, Tess in Tess of the d'Urbervilles. Who or what are they? Oliver himself was taught to do it by Fagin's 'Head Boy', known only as The Artful Dodger, but it was Fagin who mentored the boys in general. . Once Oliver gains wealth and social status, the law seemingly regains its sight. Chapter 1 Chapter 2 1.
Nancy sacrifices her life for the sake of Oliver, a boy she barely knows. Do you think that Dickens believes that the end justifies the means? He wore a man's coat. Analyze specific passages to illustrate your judgment. Beginning with the earliest event referred to in the book, prepare a chronology of major events. Give your reasons for regarding them as irrelevant to the plot development. He does not view Oliver as an individual but as a representative of the criminal poor.
Like the magistrate, the justice system is half blind. If you want to download you have to send your own contributions. Do you think that Dickens favored capital punishment? Nancy didn't want him to go to prison. As with Nancy, many of these female characters are offered the chance to reject their pasts and start over, but this new beginning is never to be. Underline the correct word s in these sentences. Choose one scene or episode and use it to discuss how setting is treated to relate symbolically with action.
The differences between the three women are explicitly stated in the novel. Discuss the portrait of the criminal justice system presented in Oliver Twist. Over 20 smart worksheet generators for making fun, effective lesson materials. Welcome to , the website where English Language teachers exchange resources: worksheets, lesson plans, activities, etc. What do you think is the purpose of the episode involving Gamfield, the chimney sweep? In doing so, he demonstrates a broad-minded willingness to forgive the sexual indiscretions of which two of them are guilty. This section contains 4,455 words approx.
Compare Oliver Twist with some other boy in fiction of about the same age who grapples with adversities, for example, Huckleberry Finn. Dickens passes overwhelmingly favorable judgments on each of these women. Moreover, with a few obvious exceptions, most of the poor characters depicted are morally reprehensible, or at the very least somewhat laughable as people. Fagin waited for his death. On a lesser scale, even Rose makes a great sacrifice when she refuses to marry Harry Maylie, fearing that her dubious birth will harm his chances for career advancement. Oliver enters courtrooms twice in the novel. This change occurs when Oliver receives the backing of wealthy individuals like Brownlow and the Maylies.
Agnes, as a young girl of good breeding who nonetheless committed a fatal sexual indiscretion in her affair with Mr. What is Oliver's job at the regular workhouse? What was the author's purpose in having Brownlow take Oliver to visit Fagin in Fagin's cell? Chapter 3 Chapter 4 7. How are the three women different? After breakfast Fagin and the boys played a -strange game. Who gives Oliver his daily beatings while he is in solitary confinement? Listening lesson plans with mp3 files also available. Sowerberry, the undertaker for the parish into which Oliver was born.
However, on a more subtle level, Oliver may be interpreted as a character who lends support to the very stereotypes Dickens seems to be condemning. He wore a man's coat, which nearly reached his feet. Select examples of narrative and dramatic treatment of action, then comment on why the technique Dickens used is or is not appropriate. This section contains 4,455 words approx. One word is not used. Sikes wanted to throw -it- into the river.
On the surface, Dickens appears to be using Oliver Twist to criticize the Victorian idea that the poor were naturally destined for lives of degradation and desperation. Oliver saw -his -face in the window and was frightened. He usually skipped from one to the other depending, probably, on things like inspiration, research and personal whim. Noah Claypole, whose father was a soldier, was rude to Oliver. Less obvious are the similarities between them, which center around the sacrifices each makes for others.