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Charles Dickens & Olivier Twist

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Charles Dickens & Olivier Twist English Coursework Charles dickens was born on the 7th February 1812, in Portsmouth. Charles was the second of 8 children and he lived a poor upbringing and he and his family struggled for money too keep them alive. Dickens was not rich enough too go to school as a youngster and taught himself everything he needed to succeed in life. At the age of 12 Dickens started his job in a factory pasting labels on the jars of thick polish, this was enough too pay for his family's rent, He then moved on to be a law clerk. Dickens never forgot his hard childhood and always involved this in his novels, he always wanted to get the point across about the poverty and danger in England at this time. However in 1932 Dickens luck was about to change he started to write stories and draw sketches about London life an they were a great success , he was asked to write some more due to great demand. Then in 1838 Dickens published what was going to be one of if not his finest stories Olivier Twist which was extremely popular not just in England but in America as the Americans demanded the different chapters off the story. ...read more.

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Dickens creates sympathy for Olivier and his mother at the start of chapter one by the setting of his birth, as his mother was found in a gutter in the street, and was then taken into a workhouse were his mother was seen too by a parish surgeon and also a local nurse who was drunken at the time, the setting however being better than most birth places at this time creates sympathy as it was not a pleasant way to be brought into the world . Although It did not look like Olivier was going to live at first after having a bad childbirth but he was born into as quoted by dickens 'This world of sorrow and trouble', Dickens also quotes that Olivier was born 'On a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader' he says this because he thinks that it does not matter because the birth of Olivier was something that would much rather be forgotten. Later on in Olivier's Birth in chapter one whilst Olivier is being born there is dialog between the nurse, the surgeon and Olivier's mother in this conversation Olivier struggling to survive as he struggles to breath and cry's out loud, his ...read more.

Conclusion

As the chapter moves on Bill and Fagin Enter to room in which Nancy is in and although she thinks that it's a nice surprise to see him Bill now makes the act of killing her, Dickens still use's effective language and punctuation in example 'I-I won't scream or cry-not once - hear me-speak to me-tell me what I have done' Dickens includes the dashes to include more suspense and tension in the chapter. Then Bill Sikes kills Nancy with two blows to the head from a pistol which leaves a dent in Nancy's head. Bill Sikes Is clearly shocked by what he has just done so Dickens explains this fully by saying 'Such preparations completed, he moved, backwards towards the door,' Dickens Language and structure makes this chapter more effective. In Conclusion I fink that Dickens writing in Olivier twist is very effective because Dickens writing enables the reader to get into the story an feel the feelings that Olivier is feeling in the play. Dickens defiantly gets his point across about the people of lower class suffering and people know realise that you should help less fortunate. I enjoyed the story because I liked Olivier's determination to live a better life and in the end he succeeds. Sean Connolly Charles Dickens Olivier Twist English Coursework Mrs. Hayes Sean Connolly ...read more.

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