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    The Character of Fagin in Oliver Twist Fagin is the ringleader of a small group of thieves and pickpockets, and is introduced in the novel when the Artful Dodger aids Oliver, when he escapes to the city, and introduces him to Fagin. Fagin seems to have quite a responsible attitude towards his band, being the leader. He possesses a very charismatic manner and uses terms of endearment (e.g. "my dear") towards everyone. However, he is not a person to anger, as he is also shown to have an

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    Oliver Twists's Fagin as a Character for Whom the Audience has Considerable Sympathy "Oliver Twist" was the second novel of Charles Dickens. It was initially published in monthly instalments that began in February of 1837 and ended in April of 1939. The book has been criticised for anti-Semitism since Fagin is frequently referred to as "the Jew". At the time many Jews, who had fled to England from persecution abroad, were so discriminated against by the law that they became travelling salesmen

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    focus of the novel. Oliver: the main character is made to appeal to the reader’s sense of sympathy. Meanwhile Fagin is loathed by the reader. Nancy is seen as not so important by the reader but actually is the most important character after Oliver. So just why is Nancy such an important character in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’? The first mention of Nancy is when she comes to see Fagin, along with Bet, and she is described from Oliver’s point of view as not so pretty, with a great deal of hair

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    Chapter 47 in Oliver Twist The opening paragraph of chapter 47 in Oliver Twist - "Fatal Consequences" sets the scene for the rest of the chapter. We are also given a detailed description of the character Fagin. Straight away this demonstrates to us one of the techniques Dickens' uses in his books. Giving the chapter the title "Fatal Consequences" immediately gives the impression that something dark and evil is going to happen. He tends to do this quite a lot - throughout the chapter he

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    The Presentation of Bullies in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens Charles Dickens wrote the novel "Oliver Twist" as a way of expressing his views on how the rich treated the poor, and how he felt about the laws regarding the poor. At the time there was a huge gap between the rich and the poor due to industrialisation. This meant that the poor were left to survive in unpleasant, overcrowded conditions, and were treated harshly by the rich. Dickens felt strongly about this situation and wrote

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    were lucky enough to escape the workhouses then a life of crime would be the only way for them to survive. Oliver is first bought by an undertaker, but escapes to London where he is thrown together with a band of thieves run by the sinister Fagin. This business was more rewarding for the children. They would be fed, clothed and would have more freedom outside of the workhouses. Although you would think resorting to crime would be the best option it came with grave consequences. Criminals

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    Although most would say Dickens is presenting the criminals as purely evil throughout the novel, characters such as Fagin and Sikes who are presented as dark creates of the criminal underworld, they do however on the very odd occasion redeem themselves with an act of good will, usually towards the boys. Fagin and Sikes, but more so Sikes are very dangerous and violent men, however Fagin is shown, along with Nancy, to have a good side within him and are given good images at parts of the novel, however

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    Oliver to become a thief. It is revealed that Rose is Agnes’s sister. Harry gives up his dream of parliamentary office and marries Rose. Chapter LII Fagin is sentenced to execution. Oliver and Brownlow visit him to find the papers revealing Oliver’s identity. Chapter LIII Noah Claypole is released without charge because he testifies against Fagin. Charley Bates, a formet pickpocket under Fagin’s gang, gives up crime. Monks’s illegally inherited money is divided between Monks and Oliver. Monks goes

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    Throughout Charles Dickens childhood his family was constantly struggling financially. Dickens, at the age of 12, was sent to work in a shabby factory, a nightmare he would never forget, “no words can express the secret agony of my soul”. As the family fell more and more into debt, it hit dickens particularly hard. His family difficulty drew him into writing books related to poverty, in a way that he could express his experiences as a child. “The visitors had to penetrate through a maze of close

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    Harwood. The main actors of the movie are Barney Clark (Oliver Twist), Leanne Rowe (Nancy), Ben Kingsley (Fagin), Jamie Foreman (Bill Sykes), and Edward Hardwicke (Mr.Brownlow). The plot of the story is that an orphan London boy in the 19th century was kicked out of the orphanage and thrown into a terrible home.

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