Bill Sikes Symbols

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4. One of many reoccurring images and symbols within this movie is Bill Sikes’s dog, Bull’s-eye. This is because the dog gets tempered and somewhat defensive in many of the scenarios, where Bill is being violent. Also, Bull’s eye is a symbolic representation of his owner’s character. The dog’s viciousness reflects and represents Bill’s own animal-like brutality. For example, when Oliver tries escaping Mr. Fagin’s house, Nancy stops Bill from letting his dog catch Oliver. This is because it is known that the dog will be very vicious to the point he can kill Oliver. Not long after, Bill tries to kill his dog, since it is well known that the two are usually are together, hence giving his presence away. Thus, this represents that
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