Role Of Crime In Oliver Twist

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OLIVER’S JURNEY THROUGH A WORLD OF CRIME The introduction of Oliver Twist that Dickens wrote in 1841-Dickens hopes that his description of “the miserable reality” of the thieves’world will be “a service to society”,because it offers “the stern and plain truth”to counterbalance the glamour thrown around criminals in much of the fiction of the day. Dickens saw a pull of crime as a literally genre-his novels benefited from the topic’s wide appeal.He wrote about crime’s seriousness and saw that thrilling literature was part of the same world as the mystery of the real world. From childhood of Charles Dickens we know that he had an intense,nightmarish sense of looming threat of crime-the possibility of being it’s victim and even worse that of becoming one of it’s perpetrators, its addicts, its devotees. As his father was imprisoned for debt ,the 12-year-old Charles Dickens was sent to work in Warren’s blacking…show more content…
t was written by Thomas Beames, a clergyman who was driven to investigate the subject after witnessing dire living conditions and extreme poverty within inner-city London. They were overcrowded, scantily equipped, poorly ventilated, and unhygienic. Many families lived within a small, single room. By squeezing dozens of people within one building, corrupt landlords gained high financial returns. Oliver Twist is published in 1838 ,13 years before the Rookeries of London and is partially set within real slum areas.Oliver Twist helped to raise the awareness of such living conditions.Fagin ,Sikes and other child pickpockets live in such areas. In Oliver Twist ,Dickens chose as the subject matter the London’s criminal underbelly filling the novel with pick-pockets,murderers,prostitutes,house-breakers horrifying the readers with criminal scenes in
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