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In this essay I will explaindefend the social issues of Dickens Charles Oliver Twist I will do this using literary elements such as metaphors similes tone style and the most important form of characterization in this novel and one of my least favorites symbolism Before we progress into the symbolism allow myself to inform you about Olivers birth and a bit of his early life On a cold night on a day and date which the author will not trouble himself with repeating Right away the reader is introduced to these horrible social issues As soon as Oliver is born inside a work house to a mother whose name isnt know He is unfairly labeled a parish child and doomed to be in poverty for the rest of his life just because his mother is not known and carries no ring After that appalling night Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in a dreadfully run home for orphans run by the overbearing Mrs Mann Then he is transferred to an adult workhouse where Oliver stares into his empty bowl with the spoon half the size of the bowl and the minor amount of gruel he boldly stands up walks to his Master and his famous cry is heard when he says Please Sir I want some more This dear teacher is when symbolism is at its crowning point The empty bowl is representing the hunger of a half the nation and the courage of a boy ignoring the possibility for punishment daring to ask his Master for more When the parish officer Mr Bumble gets wind of this he offers five pounds to anyone that will take him I guess you could call that a reverse slave action Wow that reminds me a lot of metaphors and similes As stated above in this little section I will cover metaphors and similes
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