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  • 1. OLIVER TWIST
    A novelby Charles Dickens
  • 2. MainCharacters
    Oliver Twist
    Is the child hero of a melodramatic novel
    of social protest. On many levels, Oliver is
    not a believable character, because although
    he’s raised in corrupt surrounding, his purity
    and virtue are absolute. Throughout the novel,
    Dickens uses Oliver’s character to challenge the Victorian
    idea that paupers and criminals are already evil at birth,
    arguing instead that a corrupt environment is the source of
    vice. At the same time, Oliver’s incorruptibility undermines
    some of Dickens’s assertions.
  • 3. Nancy
    The narrator’s reference to her “free
    agreeable…manners” indicates that
    she is a prostitute. She is immersed
    in the vices condemned by her
    society but she also commits perhaps
    the most noble act in the novel when
    she sacrifices her own life in order to
    protect Oliver. Nancy is good and evil.
    Her ultimate choice to do good at a great personal cost is
    a strong argument in favor of the incorruptibility of basic
    goodness, no matter how many environmental obstacles it
    may face.
  • 4. Fagin
    Although Dickens denied that anti-Semitism
    had influenced his portrait of Fagin, the
    Jewish thief’s characterization does seem
    to owe much to ethnic stereotypes. He is
    ugly, simpering, miserly, and avaricious.
    Constant references to him as “the Jew” seem to
    indicate that his negative traits are intimately
    connected to his ethnic identity. However, Fagin is
    more than a statement of ethnic prejudice. He is a
    richly drawn, resonant embodiment of terrifying
    villainy. Fagin is meant to inspire nightmares in child
    and adult readers alike. The gallows, and the fear
    they inspire in Fagin, are a specter even more
    horrifying to contemplate than Fagin himself.
  • 5. OtherCharacters
    Mr.Brownlow
    A well-off, erudite gentlemen who serves as Oliver’s
    first benefactor. Throughout the novel, he behaves
    with compassion and common sense and emerges as
    a natural leader.
    • Mr.Bumble
    The pompous, self important beadle-a minor church
    official- for the workhouse where Oliver is born-
    Though Mr-Bumble preaches Christian morality, he
    behaves without compassion toward the paupers
    under his care. Dickens mercilessly satirizes his self
    righteousness, greed, hypocrisy, and folly, of which is
    name is an obvius symbol.
  • 6. Themes
    The Failureof Charity
    The FollyofIndividualism
    Purity in a Corrupt City
    The CountrysideIdealized
  • 7. Motifs
    Disguised or MistakenIdentities
    Hidden Family Relationships
    Surrogate Families
  • 8. Symbol
    Characters’ Names
    Bull’s-eye
    London Bridge
  • 9. Filmography…
    A film by Roman Polanski (2005)