Oliver Twist3,74 23 5 Forfatter: Charles Dickens Oplæser: Paul Adams
Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens' unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives. The book exposed the cruel treatment of many a waif child in London, which increased international concern in what is sometimes known as 'The Great London Waif Crisis': the large number of orphans in London in the Dickens era.
In Oliver Twist, Dickens mixes grim realism with merciless satire to describe the effects of industrialism on 19th century England and to criticise the harsh new Poor Laws. Oliver, an innocent child, is trapped in a world where his only options seem to be the workhouse, Fagin's gang, a prison, or an early grave. From this unpromising industrial/institutional setting, however, a fairy tale also emerges. In the midst of corruption and degradation, the essentially passive Oliver remains pure hearted; he steers away from evil when those around him give in to it, and in proper fairy tale fashion, he eventually receives his reward, leaving for a peaceful life in the country, surrounded by kind friends. On the way to this happy ending, Dickens explores the kind of life an outcast, orphan boy could expect to lead in 1830s London.
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