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Oliver Twist Essay

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist, published by Richard Bentley in 1838, is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870), was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. When he was a child,his father was heavily in debt.The only education he received was two years of schooling at a school for poor children.At the age of 12,he had to work first as a worker and then became a reporter for a newspaper.In 1837,his novel,The Pickwick Papers,made him the most famous of his time in England.I think it was this experience as a child laborer that contributed to the story ...view middle of the document...

It seems that he is easily to accept whatever burden the world imposes on him. Maybe because of this, I show more sympathy for him for the world is unfair to the young kid. Yet in his vey powerlessness Oliver reveals an great power, that is, the world cannot destroy him. The blessing comes to Oliver in the end. So I like the happy ending very much.
I think Oliver deserves the happy ending because of his innocent nature. I admire him for whatever severe environment he meets, he remains pure-heated all the time. It seems clearly that the wickedness of the world never stains him. For instance, even though Fagin, the criminal gang boss of young boys, has trained him as a thief and treats him rudely, his never complain. In fact, Fagin makes Oliver to be shot wound indirectly, but when Fagin help him to ease the pain, he says to him that he never forget his kind to him. Later Fagin is sentenced into the prison, Oliver geos to visit him with Mr. Brownlow. I was very moves because he never put hatred in his heart and shows his gratitude. Moreover, Oliver maintains a sublime loyalty to English grammar. Starved, beaten, terrorized, kidnapped, he nevertheless unwilling to resort to the foul language or gutter slang it...

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