Oliver Twist as the Macabre of Childhood

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Oliver Twist as the Macabre of Childhood

  1. 1. ‘Oliver Twist’ as the Macabre of Childhood. Paper 6: The Victorian Literature Student’s Name: Kaushal Desai Class: M.A. English Sem: 2 Roll No. : 13 Submitted To: Department of English Maharaja Krishnakumarsinhji Bhavnagar University
  2. 2. What is Macabre? • Having death as a subject. • things that involve the horror of death or violence. • A story involves lots of blood and gore.
  3. 3. Charles Dickens Charles Dickens shows The Victorian England The time of “Oliver Twist”
  4. 4. Macabre of childhood in ‘Oliver Twist’ • Dickens presents a portrait of the macabre childhood of a considerable number of Victorian orphans. • Fagin, a devil figure, corrupts all the children he meets, making them work as thieves in exchange for a macabre sense of 'the home' and 'the family'.
  5. 5. Dickens’ concepts • Child labor • Child abasement
  6. 6. “were very sage, deep, philosophical men” ~ Managers of the workhouse “The wily old Jew had the boy in his toils; and, having prepared his mind by solitude and gloom to prefer any society to the companionship of his own sad thoughts in such a dreary place, was now slowly instilling into his soul the poison which he hoped would blacken it and change its hue for ever.” (18.58)
  7. 7. Boys treated as a labor and starving for needy stomach
  8. 8. “tortures of slow starvation”
  9. 9. Conclusion ♀ Charles Dickens’ portray of character and a situation of Orphan child in the Victorian era is highlighted very properly In which orphan child, a deadly way to go every misery comes in their way “It’s a already a macabre of childhood”
  10. 10. Thank you… www.slideshare.net/kaushal111 kaushaldesai123@gmail.com

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