Dickens was a famous English novelist, one of the best known in the literature, and the principal of the Victorian era. He was master of the narrative genre, which printed a certain dose of humor and irony, while practicing a sharp social criticism. In his work there are the descriptions of people and places, both real and imagined. He sometimes used the pseudonym Boz. Later critics such as George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, stood and cheered his mastery of the English language as unique, and unforgettable characters, and much of its deep social conscience. However, it also received criticism of his best readers, George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf among them-which blamed certain defects to his works, as effusive sentimentality, unrealistic and grotesque characters events. His novels and short stories enjoyed great popularity in the writer's life, and still are published continuously. Dickens wrote serialized novels, the usual format in fiction at the time, for the simple reason that not everyone had the financial resources to buy a book, and each new release of their stories was awaited with great enthusiasm for their readers, national and international. Dickens was and is still revered as a literary idol writers around the world.
THE CHARACTERS <ul><li>Oliver Twist: </li></ul><ul><li>Protagonist of the story. He's a very innocent child and even a little melancholy. He lives in a nursing home with other children but one day, at the age of 9, he is led by Mr. Bumble to do work with other children in hospice. One day, children fed up with the little food they ask Oliver to ask for more food to Mr. Bumble. Therefore it is considered a problem child and decide to take as an apprentice who wants to pay for it. Well known Mr. Soweberry, a manager of a funeral. But an incident with Noah Claypole makes it lying there. Oliver escapes to London where he meets Jack Dawkins "The Cheating Dodger" who offers a place to stay and so the child ends up with Fagin and his gang of thieves. </li></ul>
… <ul><li>The Artful Dodger: </li></ul><ul><li>Child thief Fagin service and his favorite. He is enlarged, vulgar, low stature, wearing a tall hat. It is he who takes Oliver to Fagin. Since Oliver has no interest in becoming a thief, he insists and tries to motivate. It is, in addition to Nancy, the closest person to Oliver during his stay with Fagin, but he was abandoned when Oliver is arrested for "stealing" the bag of Mr. Brownlow. </li></ul><ul><li>Fagin: </li></ul><ul><li>Old Jew who leads a band of thieves (Made by Sikes, Nancy, Bet, Dodger, Charley. Toby, Barney, etc). While he is a comic character with a good side, although he saves a stolen treasure with children who have acquired over time. </li></ul>
… <ul><li>Mr Brownlow: </li></ul><ul><li>Hosts to Oliver after being wrongly accused of stealing. makes it possible for him, but to kidnap him and tries to locate him in every way. </li></ul><ul><li>Rose Maylie. </li></ul><ul><li>She is an orphan raised by Mrs. Maylie. Crackit Bill Sikes and Toby, trying to storm the house, next to Oliver. Oliver is shot by Giles, steward of the Maylie, and abandoned in a ditch by Toby and Bill. When Oliver is brought home, Rose helps. </li></ul>
… <ul><li>Bill Sikes: </li></ul><ul><li>Service thief Fagin since childhood. He is a brutal criminal whose girlfriend is Nancy, who tolerates him because he is "like her" and because he believes he loves her. He has a dog called Certero, who is like him, Sikes enjoys hitting the dog. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy: </li></ul><ul><li>Serving thief Fagin, but obviously hates that kind of life. This love that endures Sikes and his ill-treatment is known not for love but because they feel they can not have a normal life and should resign. </li></ul>
SUMMARY Oliver Twist is a child raised in an orphanage, who is sent to a workhouse, where they hardly feed them. Oliver decides to order more food. This makes him be classified as a problem child and they give him to the owner of a funerary. Oliver escapes. Once in London, free, Oliver meets a group of thieves to whom he is attached. From where he took out a man whom Oliver tries to steal.
TWO INCIDENTS There are two incidents that make enough to Oliver, the robbery and kidnapping of Mr Brownlow who suffered at the hands of Nancy
TWO PEOPLE Mr. Brownlow helped Oliver taking shelter in his house and away from crime. Another person who helped Oliver is Mr. Maylie who help him recover after being kidnapped.
WANTED <ul><li>We are looking for Nancy. </li></ul><ul><li>Nancy is a girl about 18 years, belonging to Fagin's band, but she is actually a prostitute. </li></ul>