Politeness In The Character Of Oliver

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Register to read the introduction… No matter who he talks to, what he talks about, where he is and how he feels, he adds the salutation out of habbit to almost every sentence. In the whole novel, there is not a second person saying like this. I believe this unique trait reflects Oliver‟s ultimate politeness and gentleness. It proves that Oliver is a poor but kind child who is genial and friendly to everyone he met. What‟s more, he has great respect to everyone. This kind of respect and politeness cannot be pretended because in every situation, it is consistent. As we can see in the first example, when Mr. Bumble wants to send Oliver to the coffin shop, he insults him to be the most ungrateful, and worst-disposed boys as he ever see. Faced with unfairness and bad treat, Oliver does not tend to run away or show his disagreement using force; instead, as a little gentleman, he remains his respect and politeness—this is from his pure innocent heart. Oliver begs Mr. Bumble with 6 times of “Sir” in tears. This part touches me a lot. I always believe that only when a person is in the most emergent situation will he show his original look. For Oliver, this is really a critical moment for his life and what he does is to promise to be better and beg for Mr. Bumble‟s pity believing that Mr. Bumble still has some conscience. What an innocent and polite boy! By contrast, Jack Dawkins, a boy working for Fagin is …show more content…
You haven' t marked them well, though, Charley; so the marks shall be picked out with a needle, and we'll teach Oliver how to do it. Shall us, Oliver, eh? Ha! ha! ha!'

'Ha! you're a c lever one, my dear: the sharpest girl I ever saw!' said the Jew, patting her on the neck. 'It WAS about Oliver I was going to speak, sure enough. Ha! Ha!ha!' 'What about him?' demanded Sikes.

'We shouldn't like to lose you. Don't be afraid, Oliver, you shall come back to us again.
Ha! ha! ha! We won't be so cruel as to send you away, my dear. Oh no, no!'

Reading the work, whenever I see “ha-ha-ha”, I know it is probable from Fagin. By using repetition of this wicked laughter, the author well illustrates Fagin‟s image. His laughter makes me feel scared because there are so many things behind the laughter and others don‟t know what they are and why he laughs. I think it is a kind of irony and dark humor intended to disclose those criminal people‟s evils, expressing the author‟s argument about their unlawful behaviors. The rampant also forms contrast to the final miser end of Fagin.

Part3:Short firm questions and orders

'What's that?' said the Jew. 'What do you watch me for? Why are you

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