Nancy's Unhealthy Relationship With Bill Sikes

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To begin with, majority of the time, Nancy’s life is threatened due to her unhealthy relationship with Bill Sikes and so she tries her best to satisfy him. For example, Oliver ends up at the police station and the gang persuaded Nancy into going to the station to find out what had happened with Oliver. In order to do so, she had to change her appearance to look more like an upper class woman, and to not be recognized as a prostitute, because otherwise nobody would listen to her. As a result, Nancy plays the role of Oliver’s shocked sister, “ Oh, my brother! My poor, dear, sweet, innocent little brother! Exclaimed Nancy bursting into tears, and wringing the little basket and the street-door key in an agony of distress.” (13.139). Nancy pretending
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