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IContent - CharacterizationsOliver Twist - A loving innocent orphan child the son of Edwin Leeford andAgnes Fleming He is generally quiet and shy rather than aggressive Oliversaffectionate nature along with his weakness and innocence earn him the pity andlove of the good people he meets Dickens choice of Olivers name is veryrevealing because the boys story is full of twists and turns Dickens uses hisskills at creating character to make Oliver particularly appealingMr Bumble - The parish beadle a rat man and a choleric with a great idea of hisoratorical powers and his importance He has a decided propensity for bullying He derived no inconsiderable pressure from the exercise of petty cruelty andconsequently was a coward Halfway through the book Bumble changes Whenhe marries Mrs Corney he loses authority She makes all the decisionsThe Artful Dodger - A talented pickpocket recruiter cheat and wit JackDawkins known as the artful dodger is a charming rogue Fagins most esteemedpupil A dirty snub-nosed flat-browed common-faced boy short for his age Dickens makes Dodger look more appealing by describing his outrageous clothesand uninhibited mannersFagin - A master criminal whose specialty is fenang selling stolen property Heemploys a gang of thieves and is always looking for new recruits He is a man ofconsiderable intelligence though corrupted by his self-interest His consciencebothers him after he is condemned to hang He does have a wry sense of humorand an uncanny ability to understand people Hes a very old shrivelled Jew whosevillainous looking repulsive face was obscured by a quantity of matted red hairMr Brownlow - A generous man concerned for other people A veryrespectable looking person with a heart large enough for any six ordinary oldgentleman of humane dispositionBill Sikes - A bully a robber and a murderer He is an ally of Fagin Fagin plansthe crimes and Sikes carries them out Sikes evil is so frightening because it is sophysical He is compares to a beast A stoutly built fellow with
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