Social Realism In Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy is the second novel written by Charles Dickens. His novel won the award of 1968 motion picture. Story starts with an orphan boy named Oliver twist whose life was very chancy. His life was filled with misfortune and poverty. Oliver lived at an unknown place. When the book was published the town was called Mud fog. His mother died after giving birth to him so he can be called orphan from that moment as his dad was also gone and never ever returned. He was the victim of the poor law prevailing at that time. The law was established for the good of poor people in England or Wales. Oliver spent the first nine years of his life at the baby farm with a caretaker named Mrs. Mann. Baby farm is also known as wet nursing…show more content…
There were many significant social changes in Victorian age. The age always comprises of the novels that deals with social realism. The writings revealed the society and the trends or morals of people at that time. The stories written were moral boosting. There were many writers in that age amongst them Charles Dickens was the worthiest one. His family background was of this type. His father served as a clerk in an office. They were middle class people. His father gave a very good upbringing to his seven daughters and Charles. But living in London was getting costly and his income was not adequate to earn daily bread of ten members of the family. His father was imprisoned due to the debt acquired. At a very early age Charles faced the worst situations in life. He was compelled to work in a shoe polish factory at the age of twelve. He worked there as a child laborer and use to label shoes of the people. He faced exploitation, filthiness there with no wage and unlimited hours of working. This experience of his childhood was horrifying. He struggled hard with poverty and starvation. He was having a big responsibility on his shoulders o earn the livelihood of a big
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