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    Bill Sikes in Oliver Twist Nineteenth century London was a city brimming with life .The largest city in Europe, it housed an ever-increasing population, many of whom had come to London from the poorer rural areas of England and Ireland. Large groups of poor people would live together trying to

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    Analyse the presentation of Bill Sikes in the novel Oliver Twist. You should refer to aspects such as the author’s viewpoint, language and the social and historical contest. I am going to write a detailed and accurate piece of writing in the form of an essay to answer the statement above. I will do this by using quotes from the book, my own theories on what the author is trying to portray Bill Sikes as and also my own knowledge of the Victorian era. I will be looking at specific areas, which

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    Oliver Twist

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    love and family. Mr. Brownlowe – is an old kind gentleman. He is an old friend of Oliver´s father but nobody knows it. After all he adopted Oliver Nancy – is a young woman who lived with Sikes. She is the member of the gang but she is not a thief or a criminal. She helped Oliver more times. But she can not leave Sikes and that is her problem. Fagin – he is the “brain” of the gang. Everything what the boys stole is going to him. He is very sly and mean. He wants Oliver to be a thief. Monks – he is Oliver´s

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    environments: The ecological psychology of educational technology. In D.H. Jonassen (Ed.), Handbook of research for educational communications and technology, pp. 199-225. New York: Simon & Schuster Macmillan. Aronson, E. Blaney, N., Stephan, C., Sikes, J., & Snapp, M. (1978). The jigsaw classroom. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Bandura, A. (1982). Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency. American Psychologist, 37(2), 122-147. Bereiter, C. (1994). Implications of postmodernism for science, or, science

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    Prostitution and Victorian Society

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    epitomized middle class beliefs about "the great social evil" She was faithful to the Victorian literary myth of the fallen woman. Nancy is the archetype of the whore with a heart of gold. Her character is discreet and domestic. We find her at home with Sikes darning his socks or sewing buttons on his vest. At her meeting with Brownlow and Rose Maylie, she mourns her life while sentimentalizing the virginal purity of Rose. She risks, and loses, her life to save Oliver from a life of depravity. Remorseful

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    Oliver Twist

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    (he is Bill’s assistant).  Nancy ~ A kindhearted woman who unfortunately pays for being that in the end. She is also Bil's girlfriend (who she is very scared of).  Brittles and Giles ~ The people whose house was broken into by Sikes, Toby, and Oliver. Also the people who took care of Oliver after he came to them almost dead.  Mrs. Bedwin ~ Housekeeper for Mr.Brownlow.  Mr. Brownlow ~ Oliver's first apprentice, he and Mrs.Bedwin took very good care of him

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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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    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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    disbanding • Nancy wishes to go out, but Sike does not allow her and commands her to “sit down” (Dickens 339). o Theme about male dominance and how women have to obey their rules or else the suffer harsh punishments • Fagin thinks of poisoning Sike o Theme about Good vs. Evil and how even criminals are so full of themselves and would kill their partners just to be richer • Mr. Brownlow and Rose empathises with Nancy and says no harm will come to Fagin nor Sikes without Nancy’s consent” (Dickens

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    criminal underworld that she hates and doesn’t wish to be part of! It is a typical ‘good VS evil’ scenario and when good prevails the reader really enjoys this. This is what is happening with Nancy, she represents good in a struggle with Fagin and Sikes who represent evil. She dies but for a just cause, when she frees Oliver from the criminal underworld and lets him know about his undiscovered riches. So that is why Nancy is such an important character in the novel ‘Oliver Twist’.

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    upsetting chapter of the novel is "Fatal Consequences" which by all accounts was a terrifying experience for the audience listening and reading. At that t... ... middle of paper ... ... Christmas Carol." The Victorians believe in ghosts, Sikes imagination makes him more terrified and believes Nancyis a ghost. The romantic era believed in ghosts and Dickens believed in ghosts is well. There is this connection of ghosts which makes this part of the novel very dramatic. In Conclusion

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    Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist

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    Janice Vincent Characters as Social Aspects in Oliver Twist "The Victorians were avowedly, unashamedly, incorrigibly moralists. They . . . engaged in philanthropic enterprises in part to satisfy their own moral needs. And they were moralists in behalf of the poor, whom they sought not only to assist materially but also to elevate morally, spiritually, culturally, and intellectually . . . ." (Himmelfarb 48(8)). Charles Dickens used characterization as the basis of his pursuit of this moral goal in

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    Victorian Short

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    Victorian Short Victorian Short Stories Discuss the role of women – as villains, victims and heroes in a selection of Victorian short stories. In the 19th Century the only type of people who could read and write were people in upper class families. Remembered for being such a class conscious society, the 19th century rarely ever mixed regarding their status in the society, this was the greatest divide ever between rich and poor. As well as their being a division between rich and poor

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    The Portrayal of the Under Classes in Oliver Twist During the early 1800s a great number of people were living in extreme poverty. Dickens had grown up in a poor family. As his childhood was so awful he wrote the novel 'Oliver twist' as a protest towards the way the poorer community were treated. This period of time was torrid for the underclass population, particularly the children. Orphaned children had only two choices. They could both live and work in workhouses or to live a life

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    Oliver Twist

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    thankful for him not being like one of them. Nancy’s love for Sikes reflects the moral ambiguity of her character. As she herself points out to Rose, devotion to a man can be ’’a comfort and a pride’’ under the right circumstances. But for Nancy, such devotion is ’’a new means of violence and suffering’’-indeed, her relationship with Sikes leads her to criminal acts for his sake and eventually to her relationship with Sikes leads her to criminal acts for his sake and eventually to her own

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    man with a ‘distorted face’ who is up two hours before day-break feeling troubled and thinking up schemes to save himself. In this scene it becomes very apparent the polar opposites between all of the main characters. As Fagin goads Noah to tell Sikes about Nancy’s wrong doings and betrayal, the reader would feel sorry for the character Noah, who is being manipulated. As Noah unknowingly retells the previous tragic events in front of Bill ‘the first time she went to see the lady, she ha! ha! ha

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    that Nancy has another more caring side to her. This side is shown on page 142 where Nancy says to Bill Sikes, that he’ll have to go through Nancy before he can attack Oliver with the dog, Bullseye. This shows that she cares for Oliver and that she doesn’t want Oliver to get hurt in any way. Also an alternative way to tell that Nancy has a better side to her, is when she says to Bill Sikes that he can smash her head against the wall, but she won’t let him touch Oliver. At this point in the novel

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    to be innocent and does not have a clue on what is going on around him. Slowly as the story starts to develop, you get the idea that Nancy has another, more caring, side to her. You find out about this side on page 142 where she says to Bill Sikes that he’ll have to go through her if he wants to attack Oliver with his dog, Bullseye. At this point she also says to Bill that she doesn’t care if he splits her head against the wall but she still won’t get out of his way. This tells you that

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    Analysis Of Oliver Twist

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    the nature of the criminal world consisting of characters like Fagin, Sikes, Jack Dawkins, Nancy and Betsey. Dickens’s aim of writing the novel was to show in the boy Oliver the principle of good surviving through every adverse circumstance and triumphing at least. This object is achieved through the fact that Oliver remains uncontaminated by evil and vice around him. The filthy localities in which the criminals have

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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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