Character Analysis Of Nancy In Oliver Rose In The Novel 'By Oliver Oliverr'

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Nancy is aware that she stands outside the patriarchal borders (Victorian qualities and domestic ideologies) as we can see when she talks to Rose in a distanced way. Nancy is eliminated from encompassing domestic ideologies. Nancy calls Rose lady, which indicates that she has much respect for her. Nancy thinks the world would be a better place if there were only women like Rose. She feels like she does not belong to the era or even the world. Nancy acts like she is much older than she really is and even though she is confused about right and wrong, she is a dominating woman in the novel. Several times, she protects Oliver from Fagin’s gang. Nancy acts as a surrogate mother for Oliver although she is only 16 years old. She nurtures and helps Oliver. This makes her a good person but she falls out of the patriarchal order because she is not a real mother or a wife. She improves her character which makes her one of the good people in the novel. Nancy does not get any recognition at all when she ignores her own safety by telling Rose the plans that Fagin and Monks have for Oliver. She sacrifices herself so that Oliver can be saved. Nancy just strengthens her moral standing, from being an evil character, she becomes a good and moral person. Nancy is stronger because she does not need a man to complete a dangerous mission. She knows what needs to be done in difficult situations. Nancy understands the mechanics of the middle-class system and she tells Rose to get a man to help her

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