Oliver Twist Book Report Essay

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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. Oliver Twist has been the subject of numerous adaptations, including a highly successful musical play, Oliver!, and the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture. Disney also put its spin on the novel with the movie called Oliver & Company…show more content…
It takes place in London, and develops during the Victorian age, in the 19th century; a dark period for people born into the working classes, such as the main character. The setting is realistic and reflects feelings, most of the time it was raining and dark, referring to the sad, gloomy feelings of the main character; but he was with Mr. Brownlow and Rose it was always and bright and sunny day. Once the main character arrives at London, he is led into a ban of child pickpockets lead by Fagin. He also meets a lot of wealthy people like Mr. Brownlow and Rose. The main character is always trying to do the right thing and be noble. Fagin, Sikes, and Monks capture and keep him hostage, to not expose their evil and iniquitous system of robbery to the authorities. Once Nancy, informs Rose where their keeping him, everything starts to get intriguing, on whether the capturers are going to kill him; because of this courageous act, Nancy is brutally murdered. Monks wants Oliver to be caught by the police; because he wants the inheritance money left to Oliver by their father. Mr. Brownlow helps the main character get out of that situation and escape from the cruel threesome. Mr. Brownlow adopts him, giving him at last a loving and precious family; a happy
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