History Literature / OliverTwist

12th Jan '16 3:43:13 PM Boggs
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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, [[MyGodWhatHaveIFone 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, [[MyGodWhatHaveIFone [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone at which point he essentially turns white with shear horror.]]
12th Jan '16 3:42:34 PM Boggs
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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, [[MyGodWhatHaveIFone at which point he essentially turns white with shear horror.]]
10th Nov '15 5:24:30 PM DoctorCooper
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* ''Las Aventuras de Oliver Twist'', a Mexican animated adaptation.
6th Nov '15 9:16:00 AM Shadowgazer
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* BigBadDuumvirate: Monks hires Fagin to do his dirty work and Fagin makes deals with Bill Sykes.
20th Jul '15 7:26:15 AM DoctorCooper
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Played straight and subverted. The pickpockets are streetwise crooks, but they're desperate for survival and guided by malicious adults who exploit them.
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Played straight and subverted.with. The pickpockets are streetwise crooks, but they're desperate for survival and guided by malicious adults who exploit them.

** To [[ValuesDissonance modern eyes]], having a kid deported because you found a stolen snuffbox on him seems a tad harsh.
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** To [[ValuesDissonance modern eyes]], eyes, having a kid deported because you found a stolen snuffbox on him seems a tad harsh.

* DomesticAbuser: Bill Sikes, to Nancy; Noah Claypole, to Charlotte (to a certain extent, anyway; it's verbal, not phsyical); Widow Corney, to Mr Bumble; and Mrs Sowerberry, to Mr Sowerberry. The last two probably qualify more as HenpeckedHusband, but it's still portrayed as somewhat abusive.
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* DomesticAbuser: Bill Sikes, to Nancy; Noah Claypole, to Charlotte (to a certain extent, anyway; it's verbal, not phsyical); physical); Widow Corney, to Mr Bumble; and Mrs Sowerberry, to Mr Sowerberry. The last two probably qualify more as HenpeckedHusband, but it's still portrayed as somewhat abusive.

** Edwin Leefort was on both ends of this. First he married a much older woman (Monks's mother) and theirs was a ''very'' unhappy union. After his wife's death he met a much younger girl named Agnes and they hit it off, but he suddenly died and Agnes ran away from her family. [[DeathBychildbirth And we all know what happened to her]]. [[ValuesDissonance And he, married at about twenty to a thirty-year-old woman, was treated almost like a child sold to some old hag, while him taking interest in a nineteen-year old girl more than ten years later, was perfectly okay in terms of age]].
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** Edwin Leefort was on both ends of this. First he married a much older woman (Monks's mother) and theirs was a ''very'' unhappy union. After his wife's death he met a much younger girl named Agnes and they hit it off, but he suddenly died and Agnes ran away from her family. [[DeathBychildbirth [[DeathByChildbirth And we all know what happened to her]]. [[ValuesDissonance And he, married at about twenty to a thirty-year-old woman, was treated almost like a child sold to some old hag, while him taking interest in a nineteen-year old girl more than ten years later, was perfectly okay in terms of age]].
6th Jul '15 3:29:23 PM mlsmithca
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Let's not forget that "let's not forget" is meaningless Word Cruft that can invariably be deleted from an example with no loss of content whatsoever. Also, Sikes' name is spelled with an I, not with a Y.
* BiggerBad: Although Sykes is usually portrayed as the main villain, Monks usually serves as the Bigger Bad.
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* BiggerBad: Although Sykes Sikes is usually portrayed as the main villain, Monks usually serves as the Bigger Bad.

* BittersweetEnding: Oliver is happy and living with his wealthy family, Dodger is caught and deported to Australia, Fagin is caught and executed, and both Sykes and Nancy are dead. Make of that what you will.
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* BittersweetEnding: Oliver is happy and living with his wealthy family, Dodger is caught and deported to Australia, Fagin is caught and executed, and both Sykes Sikes and Nancy are dead. Make of that what you will.

** Most of the women are wholesome, decent people (special mention goes to TheIngenue Rose), save for Nancy, who is a LoveMartyr for Bill Sykes, someone who is less than pleasant. But Nancy, compared with the other members of Fagin's gang, is ''still'' the most moral of them.
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** Most of the women are wholesome, decent people (special mention goes to TheIngenue Rose), save for Nancy, who is a LoveMartyr for Bill Sykes, Sikes, someone who is less than pleasant. But Nancy, compared with the other members of Fagin's gang, is ''still'' the most moral of them.

** Mr. Brownlow to Fagin ** Harry Maylie to Bill Sykes ** And let's not forget Oliver to the Artful Dodger
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** Mr. Brownlow to Fagin Fagin. ** Harry Maylie to Bill Sykes Sikes. ** And let's not forget Oliver to the Artful Dodger Dodger.
27th Jun '15 6:00:26 AM YasminPerry
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The story is one of Dickens' most famous tales and includes some of his most enduring characters, including the crooked Jewish ringleader Fagin and the sly Artful Dodger. Like many of Dickens' works, the novel contains a great deal of social criticism on the way British society at the time treated its poor. Of particular note is the famous scene in which the starving Oliver begs for more gruel from the workhouse cook and is harshly punished.
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The story is one of Dickens' most famous tales and includes some of his most enduring characters, including the crooked Jewish ringleader Fagin and the sly Artful Dodger. Like many of Dickens' works, the novel contains a great deal of social criticism commentary on the way British society at the time treated its poor. Of particular note is the famous scene in which the starving Oliver begs for more gruel from the workhouse cook and is harshly punished.
16th Jun '15 2:35:16 PM Korodzik
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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. Fang, and then of course the Maylie family.
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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. Fang, Grimwig, and then of course the Maylie family.
22nd Jan '15 1:27:28 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), directed by Creator/DavidLean and featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin
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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), directed by Creator/DavidLean David Lean and featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin
22nd Jan '15 1:26:45 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin
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* ''Oliver Twist'' (1948), directed by Creator/DavidLean and featuring Creator/AlecGuinness as Fagin
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