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    might be confused as to how Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress displays this person’s role as a courtesan. This is due to the fact that there are no overly overt signs for the modern viewer to understand immediately without some in-depth research. For instance, she is not shown partially or completely nude to indicate her selling of sexual services. Yet, when one understands the traditional interpretation of a direct gaze at the viewer or the hidden meaning behind Parsons’ exotic dress within its historical

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    also tend to ascribe these attributes to their sitters, whether or not such characteristics are accurate. George Willison’s Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress (1771) painting provides an excellent example that portraits are not merely records of how their sitters looked. With a thorough analysis of the portrait, multiple implied messages about Ms. Parsons are exposed. The Nancy Parsons in Turkish Dress portrait illustrates her profession as a courtesan, wealth and social status, and conformity to the contemporary

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    The language of abandonment figures into Chaucer's characterization of the Parson in the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales through the Parson's troubling hierarchical relation to his parishioners. The "povre Persoun," referred to with glowing language--"good man," "riche [. . .] of hooly thoght," "lerned," "diligent," "pacient"--is

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    Introduction From the end of the eighteenth century to the start of the nineteenth century, London was a city with a high wrongdoing rate. From 1745 to 1820, there were 115,000 individuals who made their living by theft, prostitution, cheat and other criminal acts. It is terrible when we realize that the aggregate populace of London around then was only 960,000. Probably there was no other author in Victoria time that had such an in number worry about wrongdoing, and fused such a great amount of

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    Oliver Twist Have you ever thought about how it would be to live in a time of poverty? How would life be if you were poor and did not know from where you would be getting your next meal? What would it be like to be forced to live in a workhouse? These are some of the questions you might ask yourself if you were living in early nineteenth century England. Dickens addresses these issues in his timeless masterpiece Oliver Twist. In the story of Oliver Twist, Dickens uses past experiences

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    Biographical Summary Charles Dickens is one of the most influential writers in history and was “born in Landport, now part of Portsmouth, on February 7th, 1812”(Priestly 5). Despite being the successful writer that he was in life, Dickens had very humble beginnings and because his Father, John Huffman Dickens, “lacked the money to support his family adequetly” , Dickens lived in poverty through out most of his childhood (Collins). Matters only got worse, however, when Dickens’s Father had to

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    People tend naively see orphans and those without caring families as hopeless and loveless creatures. However, the goodness of strangers can easily prove these thoughts nonsensical as people can provide an abundance of support and love to those with no blood relation to them and can embrace strangers as family. In Charles Dickens’ two novels Great Expectations and Oliver Twist, Dickens challenges the typical idea of parentage and suggests the through love and generosity anyone can become a guardian

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    Vernon Tull is a fairly wealthy countryman who is friends with the Bundrens, often hiring the older boys to do odd jobs for him. He is characterized as a helpful, kind man. Some characters think Tull is very benevolent, always offering help to the family and assisting them whenever they are in trouble, or in a state of distress. The family, however, is not always appreciative, as sometimes the family refuses to acknowledge their need for succor. Tull knows the family really does need the assistance

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    Similar in the novel Oliver Twist, Oliver had characters that impacted his life greatly, which also helped to develop his character further. Each of these characters being Dodger, Fagin and Mr. Brownlow. The first character being Dodger. Dodger was very important to Oliver’s life because he was actually Oliver’s first friend ever, but later Oliver quickly realizes that Dodger was not the best person to be friends with. Dodger influence Oliver’s life badly by showing Oliver how to pickpocket, and

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    some certainly conform to their environment; for example, as part of the lower class, Fagin and Sikes turn to thieving, lying, and even murder, instead of earning an honest living. Throughout the first half of the book, Dickens leads one to believe Nancy follows the same pat-tern. However, as the plot develops, the reader 's theories and opinions transform. Continuing on, the reader will find the answer to the dispute Dickens constantly toys with; does one 's environ-ment have the ability to blacken

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