esearch paper topic: Oliver Twist - 352 words
Oliver Twist Nancy a beautiful portrayal of a mother life figure, stands up for a poor innocent boy. She takes care of Oliver, a poor orphan. Nancy also has a conflict with in herself having to choose between good or evil. Nancy was often beaten. Thinking it was to late for her to search for a better life, she stayed in the company of the thieves. Even with the violent attitude, Bill one of the thiefs in the gang, had towards her Nancy challenged him to insure the protection of Oliver.
Nancy took blame for occurrences that could have caused Oliver to become harmed. When Oliver is caught, delivering books for Mr. Brownlow, Nancy and Bill Sikes take him to the hideouts that the thieves live in. There he is striped of his cloths, money and books. Nancy fights for Olivers safety among the men in the room. "Keep back the dog, Bill!" cried Nancy, springing before the door and closing it, as the Jew and his two pupils darted out in pursuit. "Keep back the dog: hell tear the boy to pieces." "Serve him right!" cried Sikes, struggling to disengage himself from the girls grasp.
"Stand off from me, or Ill split your head against the wall." "I dont care for that Bill, I dont care for that," screamed the girl, struggling violently with the man: "the child shant be torn down by the dog, unless you kill me first."(150) With the capture of Oliver Fagin the leader of the gang and Bill were upset that Oliver had run away. Bills dog being in the room nearly tears Oliver the shreds but Nancy saves him. Having this dirty, ugly world of crime pulled over her eyes, Nancy is bothered by how Oliver is treated and tries to shield him from the evil world. Nancy being beat by Sikes is victim violence therefore doesnt think she has any other life to turn to. She has a hard time with good and evil deciding where she stands.
But she is determined to take care of Oliver so he can have a better life.
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