Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens is a novel set in Victorian England, specifically when the pitiable laws of 1864 were in effect. The laws helped to make a harsh divide between the upper and lower classes. The brusk majority were subjected to harsh and inhumane conditions, while the rich nonage lived a life of luxury. Dickens, using the novel shows the reader that the poor laws were non helping the country but dividing it. He shows us the cruelty that the paupers endured, and how the ignorance of the rich allows it to continue.
The parish beadle, Mr. Bumble, looks down at the poor with disgust. As overseer of the orphanage and workhouse, Bumble gets payed to make sure the conditions argon livable in those places. When the book speaks about the starvation the boys entangle in the workhouse and how one of them was thinking of cannibalism, we learn he is not doing his job to well. When Oliver asks politely for more food, he is beaten and unexpended in isolation by the self acclaimed humanitarian.
In the novel, aft(prenominal) Olivers confrontation with Noah, the beadle says, Meat, maam, meat, replied Bumble, with stern emphasis. Youve over-fed him, maam. Youve raised a artificial disposition and spirit in him, maam unbecoming a soul of his condition: as the board, Mrs. Sowerberry, who are practical philosophers, will place you.
What scram paupers to do with soul or spirit? Its rather enough that we let em have live bodies. If you had kept the boy on gruel, maam, this would never have happened.
He believes that they are inherently violent, and even says they do not have souls. He and others have deluded themselves with this philosophy to excuse their abhorrent actions.
Noah Claypole a charity boy, and slightly above Olivers rank, refuses to empathize with Olivers struggle; instead he decides to dump his pent-up emotions on him. Even such a small divide, in class, is like a two appearance mirror. Oliver can see Noah as he is, but Noah scarce sees a reflection of what society...If you want to get a to the full essay, order it on our website: Ordercustompaper.com
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