Oliver Twist Essay

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2. The narrator’s voice Narrators tone: It is very of ironic ‘’she knew what was good for the children, and she had a very accurate perception of what was good for herself’’ (page 8, in the top). ‘’..without the inconvenience of too much food or too much money’’ (page 7, in the middle). The money they are earning, aren’t much, and are definitely not enough to satisfy their hunger. ‘’Seven pence-halfpenny per week is a good round diet for a child; a great deal may be got for seven pence-halfpenny quite enough to overload it’s stomach and make it uncomfortable.’’ (page 7, in the bottom). ‘’..in a workhouse in the ‘’care’’ of a woman named..’’ (in the beginning) He is ironical, to provoke the reader. Charles empathies with Oliver as seen in the first line, where he is mentioned as a “victim” . It is already from this point clear that the author is criticizing the society, using Oliver as an example for his critic. (Social commentary) The metaphors: The story of the horse is a metaphor, who symbolizes the conditions of the children. The owner of the horse is a philosopher, whose theory is, that the horse is able to live without eating. He tries to show this theory by obtain a horse himself. He only feed with one straw a day and the horse ends up dying. - The elderly female is doing the same thing to the children. She starves them and in 8,5 of 10 times, the children either gets awfully sick or dies. - In the Victorian age the science influences the population and with that the literature. In the text the children are compared to a horse, which makes people and animals more equal creatures than it has been in earlier time periods (especially the romanticism). This can be explained by the fact that people were inspired by Darwin, who said that the humankind evolved from animals. Poor people are no better than animals, and you can do experiments to

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