History LIterature / OliverTwist

22nd Oct '17 1:19:55 PM Ciara25
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* PurpleProse: As is typical for a Dickens novel, the writing is quite purple and filled with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, often to produce a wry effect.

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* PurpleProse: As is typical for a Dickens novel, the writing is quite purple and filled with SesquipedalianLoquaciousness, often to produce a wry effect. (As is the case with most of his work, Dickens was paid by the installment, and needed to fill each part of the story out to 32 pages somehow...)



* RevealingCoverUp: If Sikes et al hadn't been so concerned about getting Oliver back so he couldn't implicate them, then they probably would have continued unnoticed and lived. Of course as soon as they kidnap him the whole house of cards starts to collapse.

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* RevealingCoverUp: If Sikes et al hadn't been so concerned about getting Oliver back so he couldn't implicate them, then they probably would have continued unnoticed and lived. Of course as soon as they kidnap him him, the whole house of cards starts to collapse.
13th Oct '17 3:15:26 AM Shadowgazer
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* KarmaHoudini: Noah Claypole saves himself from prison by selling out Fagin, and goes on to become an Informer because it's the easiest and safest job he can think of. So far as we know, he never stopped being TheBully or a DirtyCoward.
1st Sep '17 9:38:05 AM Timjames98
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* CursedWithAwesome: Right away the narrator makes it clear that being born in a workhouse was the best thing for Oliver, and that had he been surrounded by loving family members and skilled doctors his breathing problems would have killed him.
21st Jul '17 9:51:44 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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** Dickens indulges in this trope to the hilt with Fagin, however it does not appear that Dickens ''himself'' held any grudge against Jews. Creating exaggerated characters out of all walks of life was simply his stock in trade. He also claimed that he only made Fagin Jewish because he legitimately believed that most London "kidsmen" were Jewish. Later in life, Dickens befriended some Jewish people and discovered that they ''were'', rather understandably, offended by the character; by way of apology, he want back and excised many references to Fagin's faith.

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** Dickens indulges in this trope to the hilt with Fagin, however it does not appear that Dickens ''himself'' held any grudge against Jews. Creating exaggerated characters out of all walks of life was simply his stock in trade. He also claimed that he only made Fagin Jewish because he legitimately believed that most London "kidsmen" were Jewish. Later in life, Dickens befriended some Jewish people and discovered that they ''were'', ''were,'' rather understandably, offended by the character; by way of apology, he want went back and excised many references to Fagin's faith.
10th Jun '17 9:44:36 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DisneyVillainDeath: Bill Sikes ''technically'' dies by falling off a roof. But he never hits the ground, because he [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath gets a rope tangled around his neck]] on the way down. Bullseye the dog then gives a straight example.



* DisneyVillainDeath: Bill Sikes ''technically'' dies by falling off a roof. But he never hits the ground, because he [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath gets a rope tangled around his neck]] on the way down. Bullseye the dog then gives a straight example.



* RightHandAttackDog: Bill Sikes' dog Bull's Eye who is as vicious as his owner, probably because Sikes abuses him. Bull's Eye is pathetically loyal to Sikes though, and jumps to his death after Sikes hangs himself.

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* RightHandAttackDog: Bill Sikes' dog Bull's Eye who is as vicious as his owner, probably because [[BadPeopleAbuseAnimals Sikes abuses him.him]]. Bull's Eye is pathetically loyal to Sikes though, and jumps to his death after Sikes hangs himself.


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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Nancy is probably about seventeen years old, but looks somewhat older.
9th Jun '17 9:54:36 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight then later subverted. This includes the magistrate who ''refuses'' to give Oliver over to a chimney sweeper (who is obviously going to use him to clean chimneys until he gets stuck in one and can't get out just like every ''other'' boy he's adopted) when he sees Oliver is obviously terrified by the man. This is the first time an adult actually shows genuine kindness and concern for Oliver, a poor, sweet little orphan boy. Then there was Mr. Brownlow, who pretty much offers to adopt the young boy, his lovely housekeeper, his grumpy friend Mr. Grimwig, and then of course the Maylie family.



* AdultsAreUseless: Played straight then later subverted. This includes the magistrate who ''refuses'' to give Oliver over to a chimney sweeper (who is obviously going to use him to clean chimneys until he gets stuck in one and can't get out just like every ''other'' boy he's adopted) when he sees Oliver is obviously terrified by the man. This is the first time an adult actually shows genuine kindness and concern for Oliver, a poor, sweet little orphan boy. Then there was Mr. Brownlow, who pretty much offers to adopt the young boy, his lovely housekeeper, his grumpy friend Mr. Grimwig, and then of course the Maylie family.
31st May '17 11:23:23 AM Psi001
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* LaserGuidedKarma: After years of tyrannizing over the workhouse, the Bumbles end the novel ''in'' it.

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* LaserGuidedKarma: LaserGuidedKarma:
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After years of tyrannizing over the workhouse, the Bumbles end the novel ''in'' it.it.
** Monks, Oliver's callous brother, loses all his money and dies in prison a lowly criminal, the same fate he tried to enforce onto Oliver.
** Sykes, while trying to avoid persecution from the police for murder, bungles his escape and accidentally hangs himself, essentially executing himself for the authorities.
7th Dec '16 9:33:04 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), directed by David Lean and featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin

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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), directed by David Lean Creator/DavidLean and featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin
20th Jul '16 6:51:55 PM thatother1dude
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** In one scene, Nancy rages at Fagin for corrupting her when she was a child. While Fagin explicitly employs several individuals in different illegal activities (pickpockets, housebreakers, spies), Dickens had to [[WordOfGod confirm later]] that, yes, he's also a pimp, and Nancy (and probably Bet) are prostitutes.

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** In one scene, Nancy rages at Fagin for corrupting her when she was a child. While Fagin explicitly employs several individuals in different illegal activities (pickpockets, housebreakers, spies), Dickens had to [[WordOfGod confirm later]] has separately confirmed that, yes, he's also a pimp, and Nancy (and probably Bet) are prostitutes.
10th May '16 7:38:17 AM NightShade96
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Novel by Creator/CharlesDickens, originally published as a serial in ''Bentley's Miscellany'' between 1837 and 1839. Oliver Twist is born an orphan and raised to a young age in a cruel workhouse that exploits the poor. Eventually he escapes the workhouse, only to run afoul of the London underworld. He's recruited into a pickpocket gang, but rescued by a kindly gentlemen who discovers Oliver's real identity and finally finds him a happy home.

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Novel A novel by Creator/CharlesDickens, originally published as a serial in ''Bentley's Miscellany'' between 1837 and 1839. Oliver Twist is born an orphan and raised to a young age in a cruel workhouse that exploits the poor. Eventually he escapes the workhouse, only to run afoul of the London underworld. He's recruited into a pickpocket gang, but rescued by a kindly gentlemen who discovers Oliver's real identity and finally finds him a happy home.



* WouldntHurtAChild: The Maylie family's manservant, Giles, is quite proud of the fact he managed to shoot one of the would be intruders who tried to break into the household. Until he realizes he shot Oliver, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone at which point he essentially turns white with shear horror.]]

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* WouldntHurtAChild: The Maylie family's manservant, Giles, is quite proud of the fact he managed to shoot one of the would be intruders who tried to break into the household. Until he realizes he shot Oliver, [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone at which point he essentially turns white with shear sheer horror.]]
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