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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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    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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    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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    working at the age of twelve at a factory to repay their debt. Fagin is the mastermind among the criminals; he is described as an “Old Jew” he has an ugly appearance although he is described as “shrivelled” he is selfish and has been corrupted by poverty yet unknowingly shows sympathy towards Oliver, as it has shown in the novel when Oliver is told to make a robbery in Mr. Brownlow’s house, until Oliver gets shot and then Fagin shows his love towards him, this makes the reader feel that even criminals

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    shouldn’t. Oliver is one of the main characters, but he is different to all the others because he is built up from all of the experiences he goes through. This makes him seem rather boring at the beginning. Whereas other main characters such as Fagin, are set as they are and don’t change because nothing that they go through changes their character as much as it does to Oliver. He is very adaptable and makes it look like he fits in but in some cases he doesn’t, for example, “ The gruel disappeared

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    still a child, he started work with and undertaker who also treated him badly and beat him spiractically. When Oliver ran away from the undertaker, he fell into the hands of some low life thieves, who tired to persuade him into a life of crime. "Fagin assures him that he has won Oliver over in spirit, but he wants Oliver to take part in a serious crime in order to firmly seal the boy in his power". (Dickens, Chp. 18) Climax: Although temptation is all ... ... middle of paper ... ...s's mother

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    Why is Nancy such an important character in the novel Oliver Twist? Nancy is a character whose personality is two sided, despite the fact that Nancy is a prostitute. Readers like Nancy even despite her faults because she has two personalities. There are many reasons why Nancy is such an important character in the novel. One of the reasons is that when you see her, she is described as if she wears a lot of make-up, has a lot of hair and that she doesn’t keep her self organized (tidy). At

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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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