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The extract from Oliver twist a prose fictionnovel is set when Oliver and his companions in the workhouse go though there daily feeding of gruel The primary purpose of the extract is to entertain as it is a novel but the extract also has secondary purposes which are to describe the living conditions for work house children and to criticize them by making the reader side with the children This is done by Syntactic parallelism desperate with hunger and reckless with misery these repeated adjectives hunger reckless and misery portray how the children are feeling and has more effect on the readerThe inequality of the Victorian era is presented in this passage by the forms of address used Oliver addresses the master with sir and bumble addresses Mr limbkins as sir showing a hierarchy Also the Imperative compose yourself bumble shows the inequality between the master and bumble as the master is ordering him to do something The semantic field of quantities and size one porringer and no more spoons being as large as the bowls represents how little they get and the contrast of master being fat and healthy and the children sucking their fingers assiduously emphasizes there differenceYou are made to feel sorry for the main character Oliver by the amount of verbs used winked nudges whispered he is given all the pressure by his fellow work house children to ask for more food The noun excitement from Mr Bumble rushed into the room in great excitement shows that Mr Bumble is enjoying the fact he is getting Oliver in trouble and that the children live in quite a hostile environment The extract from more pricks than kicks is a short story about a man named Belacqua who is ritualising over his food alone in solitude It starts with a complex sentence He must be left strictly alone he must have complete quiet and privacy to prepare the food for his
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