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Oliver Twist In the extract "Oliver's first sight of London" Dickens uses very descriptive words right from the first sentence like dirtier, wretched
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Oliver Twist was written in 1837 by Charles Dickens. It was published in monthly parts in a magazine called Bentley's Miscellany. Charles Dickens wrote Oliver Twist because of his own personal experience of being poor as a child. He wanted to open the middle class eyes to the poverty and unfairness of society. He was outraged by the new poor law that passed in 1834 decreasing the rations given to the poor in the workhouses. They decreased so much that many of the workers died of starvation. The law was passed because many believed that people enjoyed the workhouse as it was an easy life. Living Conditions for the poor were appalling. Many large families often had to crowd in one room. Some often died of starvation or got killed at work by dangerous machinery.
In the extract "Oliver's first sight of London" Dickens uses very descriptive words right from the first sentence like dirtier, wretched, filthy odours to make London sound like a nasty place. He did this to try and show the poor living conditions especially for the poor. The quote "the only stock in trade appeared to be heaps of
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