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With reference to three key passages, explore Dickens's portrayal of the treatment of children in Victorian Englandin Oliver Twist.
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With reference to three key passages, explore Dickens's portrayal of the treatment of children in Victorian England in Oliver Twist.
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth on the 7th February 1812. He was the second child of a family. His grandparents were a butler and a housekeeper. His father was a clerk and was forced to move with his family to London. He had to attend a private school in Kent. By the age of 12 he had to work in a blacking factory where he spent 10 hours a day sticking labels on pots. His first job was a Lawyers' clerk. In 1837 he wrote his first novel 'The Pickwick Papers' after he had worked as a journalist. In February 1937, he began to write Oliver Twist, and had finished it by April 1839. He wrote it in little sections for a newspaper which published in different parts each month. He eventually wrote 15 major novels. He used his books to try and campaign for causes such as to get rid of the 1834 Poor Law and anti-slave labour. Dicken's meaning of Oliver Twist was to portray a battle between good(the poor) and the evil(the rich people,
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