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For my English Coursework, I will be focusing on the character of Nancy in Oliver Twist. This is the story of a young orphan named Oliver, who was born in a workhouse, his father was dead before his birth and his mother died straight after giving birth to Oliver. I will not be writing about what happened at the start of Oliver Twist instead I will begin from when Oliver was born. Where living conditions were very bad children were given one bowl of gruel One day Oliver went to the chef and asked for more gruel and unfortunately got quite a bad response from the chef a couple of days later, Oliver was sold off, reason being because he asked for more which was very strictly forbidden from someone who worked in a workhouse. After getting treated badly by his new owner Oliver decided to run away, and was found by two thugs named Jack Dawkins the artful Dodger and Charlie. They took Oliver to a large house owned by two criminals, Fagin and Bill Sikes. Oliver twist was introduced into the criminal world where he met quite a few people including Nancy who was actually a prostitute but she was still very caring and came forward as good character. ...read more.

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Oliver decides to forgive monks, who move to America to begin a new life, Fagin was hanged for all his bad doings, Rose also gets married to the man she loved the most Doctor Losbourne, Oliver lives a very peaceful and crime free life. Life in those days was pretty much impossible for the poor but there were endless luxuries for the rich. And some laws that had been passed had made it even harder for poor people as they had been forced to work in a workhouse. The fact that the rich acted as if the poor people didn't even exist made it even harder as the poor had to make their own ways of making money for the men it was the criminal world and for the women it was prostitution, rich people wouldn't even walk on the same side of the road as prostitutes let alone look at them or talk to them. The writer of the book Charles Dickens had gone through this stage of his life after his father got into debt he began to learn how the poor were treated badly eventually his father repaid his debts. Victorians would have looked down at Nancy because of many reasons, maybe because she was poor or maybe because she was a prostitute but however it was the Victorian people wouldn't have had and good thought about Nancy. ...read more.

Conclusion

Bill finds out that Nancy has snitched because Nancy's suspicion was correct she was being followed by Jack the artful dodger, who goes straight to Bill Sikes and tells him that Nancy has snitched on them all. So bill decides to go after Nancy and kill her, when he gets there she acts as if she was sleeping the whole time but Bill has none of it and starts to beat her with a bat, even after she raises her white handkerchief he remains hitting her until finally he kills her, the room was full of blood I think even though Nancy was a good character, she was made to suffer for all her good doings I think that was a little unfair, I thought she had helped Oliver at the time he needed help the most, so the fact that at the end she is killed feels a little unfair, Charles Dickens has done very well explaining how the rich thought they were superior over the poor and didn't believe they deserved anything, an how they thought poor people were all criminals and did bad for a living, Charles Dickens proved that theory wring through this book. He has also created a paradoxical character for which the readers have felt very sympathetic, although she was a prostitute and should be shunned, She should her caring side and thus earned the sympathy of the readers. The End. ?? ?? ?? ?? Abdullah Malik ...read more.

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