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Before you were born, for most of you, he came in and departed your world, leaving a number of special novels full of vivid memorable characters. That was Charles Dickens who was a British writer and critic during the Victorian Era.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it is the truth: when I was a kid I really disliked “Oliver Twist” which was one of the best works for Dickens. Nevertheless, because it was to read and study at my elementary school, as a child, I didn’t quite understand many of the concepts that were covered in that genuine story.
It was like a burden for all of us to read. It was so perfect for an adult to see the critical side of the story, and the live picture he drew for the society in London at that time.
n this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens’s own youthful experiences contributed as well.
Oliver Twist was produced many times in movies or cartoon, and was translated to many languages worldwide.
The most recent movie was in 2005 for which there is an online YouTube copy. We sure recommend it for your family to watch. It makes sense to realize that poverty and homelessness is like a disease in any society, and that it needs to have some remedies for human beings.
Paige and I watched it few times last week to see the beautiful techniques used in the photography of this movie. You’d love it! 😉