Oliver Twist (Miss Sky)

Oliver Twist is a novel written by Charles Dickens set during the Victorian times in London, England. The story was a protest for the poor and how hard it was to be poor during these times. The story begins with Oliver’s mother died after giving birth in a workhouse. Oliver is raised by a Mrs. Mann who is very abusive. Oliver was kicked out of the workhouse and labeled “a trouble maker” for asking for more gruel. Oliver then is apprenticed to Mr. Sowerberry the undertaker where he meets Noah who bullies him into a fight. Oliver runs away to London out of despair. With no place to go, he encounters The Artful Dodger who introduces him to “The Jew,” Fagin. Fagin takes in Oliver wanting to train him to pickpocket. While staying with Fagin, Oliver meets Bill Sikes, his dog Bulls-eye, and Nancy. Oliver is challenged on which type of lifestyle he wants to live, a life of crime or a noble one.

All and all I found the novel emotional and dark but still enjoyable. Certain parts left a big impact on me. It is a great story and if you have not read or listened to it, you should.  🙂


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