Being one of the most famous satirical pieces in the history of literature, Gulliver’s Travels, written by Jonathan Swift, has obvious targets that he makes sure to satirize. From the British-colonized world that Swift lives in, to the government, his satire is not subtle. Particularly in Swift’s time, literature was a powerful tool many authors, especially Swift, use as a political weapon to make people believe as the author does. Literature was one of the only ways to get a point across- there was no television or social media at the time to influence the general public. Using literature as an advantage, Swift, an Irishman- born in Dublin-, publishes Gulliver’s Travels in 1726.
This book report is being written to Mr.Jaja, my English teacher, as an assignment for school. The book we’re going to be talking about is “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. This book has 641 pages and was published by Serial: Bentley's Miscellany, and the book by Richard Bentley. Oliver Twist, also called, The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens and was first published as a serial 1837–39. I decided to read this book because it was on a required reading list.
Many writers were successful showing the economic and social progress along with the social problems the society was facing at the time. Writers like Charles Dickins wrote about the hypocrisy of the people facing hunger, poverty and infant mortality on his novel, Oliver Twist. It is a story of Phillip Pirrip an orphan apprentice of the dirty work of forging, looking to become a noble gentleman describing his life from infancy to maturity. It could be considered a semi autobiography of Charles Dickens. It’s a tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward.
Books like Oliver Twist are about a man trying to figure out his true self. In the story Hard Times he portrays both the rich and the poor. He doesn’t choose a side. They are equal. Instead he agrees with both the rich and the poor.
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens, was written and takes place in the Victorian Era, giving an insight to some of the crimes that occurred in Victorian England. The United Kingdom under Queen Victoria had all kinds of crime along with unfair punishments to the criminals. There were all types
Instead, he is rescued by a Portuguese ship that’s captained by Pedro de Mendez. Even though Gulliver tries to jump off the ship and escape, Pedro realizes how distressed he is and does everything he can to help. Although Swift could have ended his novel by leaving Gulliver marooned on an island, he chose to include Pedro in the story. The purpose of Pedro’s inclusion was not only for the plot, but it showed that there was still hope for humanity. Although Swift was against almost every aspect of human nature, there were still people who could do good in the world.
Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s musical, named Oliver, takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. The audience joins the young, orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly - for love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the immoral (but charismatic) Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn’t commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin’s violent sidekick, Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle of the drama is the warm-hearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill Skykes’
This novel is authoritative because it has a universal theme which is love. Also, the smart method that the writer uses. Dickens a writer and social critic who was famous for his humour and accurate social observations. He is recognized as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His famous and genius literary works are still adapted into movies and TV series until this day, such as A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations.
The serialisation of The Pickwick Papers, his first commercial success, began in 1836, the same year that he married Catherine Hogarth. The first chapters of Oliver Twist appeared in print in 1837 while The Pickwick Papers was still running. Many other novels followed and Dickens became a celebrity in America as well as Britain. He also set up and edited the journals Household Words (1850-9) and All The Year Round (1859-70). Charles Dickens died on 9 June 1870 leaving his last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.
Although UK witnessed a rapid development in Victoria Era, the poor, especially children still lived in bad condition. By creating these images, he hoped to bring more and more people to show concern for children growth. While this thesis will give a brief introduction to Charles Dickens and his two typical works David Copperfield and Oliver Twist as well as historical background. Then, it will concentrate on children images depicted in his two typical novels in a more detailed way. There are three different images: images of positive significance like Oliver, Agnes and David; the images of negative implication like Noah and the Artful Dodger; the double character image like Nancy.