Dialogue In The Oliver Twist

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In this essay, various aspects, behaviors, and moods of different characters from two completely different stories are going to be revealed by analyzing the dialogue in the text namely “The Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens and “A Portrait of The Artist as a Young Man” by James Joyce. In “The Oliver Twist” Oliver Twist, an innocent, brave boy who was suffering the horrors of slow starvation for three months along with his friends and only being served one small bowl of gruel per day. During those three months, he and his friends got so voracious that one bay too tall for his age was afraid that he might eat the boy who slept next to him. The first evidence of Oliver’s innocence and bravery is when he asked the cook, “Please sir, I want some more.”(Dickens, 2) and also repeated the sentence again. Despite, of anybody never asking the master for more he had the courage to ask for more gruel although he was “alarmed of his own temerity”(Dickens, 1). The second evidence is when narrator stated,…show more content…
It is the master or rarely referred as Mr. Limbkins who ladled the gruel. In this case, the general conception of a fat, unhealthy, rich, mean, rude, and uncharitable master is true and is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about him. Furthermore, he responds the request for more gruel by Oliver Twist with, as the text describes, “The master aimed a blow at the Oliver’s head with the ladle; pinioned him in his arms; and shrieked aloud for the beadle.”(Dickens, 2). In addition, the master argued with Bumble and refused Oliver to give more gruel, the cook, “‘For more!’ said Mr. Limbkins. ’Compose yourself, Bumble and answer me distinctly. Do I understand that he asked for more, after he has already eaten the supper alloted by the dietary?’”(Dickens, 2). This proves that the master is rude, mean, and other qualities listed

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