Analysis Of Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, And A Tale Of Two Cities

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Oliver’s Twisted Story In February of 1837, Charles Dickens’s first installment of Oliver Twist was published. These installments continued to be published monthly until April of 1839. London during this time period was split almost directly down the middle, the upper class and the lower class, the middle being almost nonexistent. In the nineteenth century, the English government was ran adjacent with the church, although the harsh truth of lower class cruelty corrupts this image. The country, despite its relationship with the church, did not run on the concept of Christianity but the warped perceptions of the Bible and the desire for money. Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist unknowingly sparked the social changes in nineteenth century London by exposing the harsh conditions of the lower class through the life of an innocent child. Charles Dickens, born February 7, 1812, wrote many classic novels including Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens grew up in a lower class family, because of that his father, John Dickens, was arrested and put in jail for debt when Charles was twelve years old. Soon after this, Dickens had to stop school and go into work at Warren’s Blacking Factory, a shoe polish factory (Cody). By the time his father was released and Dickens was able to leave the factory, he had already suffered through many harsh conditions that affected him for the rest of his life. The feeling of abandonment and betrayal he felt from that soon became

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