Nancy Werlin

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    I am currently reading a novel called The Rules of Survival written by Nancy Werlin. In the story, Matt Walsh is identified as the protagonist because he is the key focus of the story where all his thoughts are shared in his perspective. He's an intelligent and calm boy who acts like a mother to his two younger sisters because he’s always trying to protect them from their abusive mother, Nikki. The antagonist of the story is none other than the vicious and unpredictable mother. The Rules of Survival is set in South Boston, Massachusetts where the story progresses and reveals the conflict in which the characters are facing. It becomes clear that the story’s main conflict would have to be person vs. person and person vs. self because Matthew…

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    Being Kidnapped seems like a situation that would be terrible to be in. For one kid, it was the best few days of his life and he did not want to leave. “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry, is a fictional short story. Bill and Sam are the two main characters in the story. With much work they plan to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scheme in Western Illinois. To do this they need two thousand dollars. These two men decide to kidnap Ebenezer Dorset’s child and offer a ransom. Bill and Sam take the…

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    OLIVER TWIST by CHARLES DICKENS OLIVER TWIST or THE PARISH BOY’S PROGRESS is a novel written by Charles Dickens and was serialised in 1837-39. The novel revolves around an orphan named Oliver Twist, who was born in a workhouse and was sent to a parochial orphanage where all the children were ill-treated and underfed. Twist runs away to London after escaping from the orphanage and there, he encounters with The Artful Dodger, one among the gang of juvenile pick-pocketers who are under the…

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    Oliver had found the prize in the cake and it was a golden crown. Then he was talking with his friend Charlie from New Jersey about the differences of their school's. For Oliver French school was very hard and he had to do many projects. One project in particular that he hated was the one for his rhetoric class that it was important for the French but confusing for Oliver. Before Oliver was going to sit down and do his paper he had a something drink and decided to practice shadow puppets in the…

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    Oliver that he endures as much as he can, and the bad behavior of Noah describe the binaries of good versus evil personalities although they have some similarities. Nancy character is the most noble character in this book because her character develops into a good way when she tries to save Oliver from his brother, Monk, and both good and evil are captured in her character. Nancy was one of the Fagin’s Bill Skies’ lover whose surrounding was the criminals. Because of her environment in which…

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    Oliver Twist is a great proclamation on states of mind toward the poor in Victorian England. Charles Dickens demonstrates to us what number of individuals of that time were classist to the point that they treated the poor like crooks. Needy individuals could just get help from poor houses, which had much in a similar manner as present day sweatshops. Families were isolated. The poor were terribly deprived, to the point of moderate starvation, buckled down, and beaten. Indeed, even youngsters did…

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    Charles Dickens Morality

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    REPRESENTATION OF CRIMINAL CHARACTERS Charles Dickens writes about the lower classes and the activities in the underbelly of London society.We see some characters doing illegal,nasty and sometimes horrifying things,yet Dickens is careful to give at least some of these lower-class characters a code of ethics ,adding realism and respectability.The character that perhaps best embodies such a code of ethics is Nancy,and looking closely at her scenes can lend great insight into our reading of Oliver…

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    Bill is given the status of a pauper like both Oliver and Fagin. Bill is far from living an innocent life that is free of crime. He is characterized as an evil and hardened thief. Bill shares a lot of the same qualities as Fagin when it comes to greed and the desire for riches. However, unlike Fagin, Bill is willing to do whatever is necessary to do to survive. He even ends up murdering Nancy out of anger when he realizes that his way of life may be in danger due to her actions. Bill’s struggle…

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    London Of Darkness

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    The representation of the London of ‘light’ and the London of ‘darkness’ has evolved throughout the history of literature; this change can be explored and observed when comparing the topics of the country and the city within popular literary works of art. Within Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist the countryside is viewed as the London of ‘light’ while the city is viewed as the London of ‘darkness’. These themes are brought out by the realism Dickens uses in relation to the period in which his novel…

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    Oliver Twist and Amari are young individuals who live in a society that does not entirely respect them for their social status. Oliver, being raised as an orphan and Amari, coming from a small village of Africa, struggle to gain some self-control over their own lives as they are shuffled around from place to place getting exploited in every way possible. Author, Charles Dickens of Oliver Twist and Sharon Draper of Copper Sun demonstrate that when society presents obstacles with extreme injustice…

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