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Thesis In Oliver Twist Charles Dickens creates many characters capable of great compassion as seen in Mrs Bedwin Rose Maylie and Nancy In Oliver Twist Charles Dickens introduces the reader to the concepts of good vs evil Dickens writes about the constant hostility between good and evil with evil continually trying to damage and abuse the good Many emotions portray themselves in the novel such as love hate vengeance and selfishness but the one sentiment that is at times overpowered in the novel is compassion In Oliver Twist Charles Dickens creates many characters capable of great compassion as seen in Mrs Bedwin Rose Maylie and Nancy Mrs Bedwin is a kindhearted considerate and motherly old lady p78 who willingly nurses Oliver back to health despite his encounters with sin Although she doesnt know much about Oliver she remains sure of her certainty that he possesses the qualities of innocence MrsBedwin provides the young and despairing Oliver with his first real encounter of motherly qualities Such an example is when the old lady very gently placed Olivers head upon the pillow and smoothing back his hair from his forehead looked so kindly and lovingly in his face that he could not help placing his little withered hand in hers and drawing it round his neck p78 Mrs Bedwin cares for Oliver not just because his frail and weak body is deserving of it but also because she knows in her loving heart that her goodness will help save the innocence that conceals itself in Olivers torn and injured soul Mrs Bedwins sympathy for Oliver portrays her strong compassion for him Rose Maylie has had her own experiences of misery cruelty and indignity which allow her to understand Olivers needs and she offers him her comfort and refuge Rose is Olivers supporter and indulges him with her affection She takes care of Oliver during his time of recovery Shes a person
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