Sunday, January 19, 2014

a loop whole into the world of Oliver twist

       In the article "The Art Of Immersion: Fear Of Fiction written by Frank Rose brings out the point of how readers instill in themselves so much from their reading that they wish it was real life and them being the main characters of the story. In the article it talks about the author Charles Dickens and the many books he wrote such as Oliver Twist.
       Oliver Twist was published in January 1837 until march 1839 in the publication of Bentley's Miscellany.This novel is a creation of many adventurous gatherings which are called picaresque novels. The novel was the first of Charles Dickens works to show the realistic part of the poor side of  London and to emphasize his belief that poverty leads to the misconduct during that time period. 

       Oliver Twist who is a young orphan runs away from his cruel living environment in an agricultural town and travels to London, where he becomes encircled with a bad gang. Lucky for Oliver, he finds himself a friend with a wealthy family whose members protect him from the thugs, figure out his mysterious past, and discover who his blood family is. 
        In The Art Of Immersion talks about how this novel and many of Dickens other writings was a connection for the people for it helped them see how familiar they were to the characters. he wrote all of his novels in small portions leaving at each end of the part a preview for his next writings which had the people feel more anticipation for what was yet to come. 

                                                                  cited work

Brewster, William T. "Oliver Twist." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2014. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.

"Oliver Twist." Literature and Its TimesProfiles of 300 Notable Literary Works and the Historical Events that Influenced Them. Joyce Moss and George Wilson. Vol. 2: Civil Wars to Frontier Societies (1800-1880s). Detroit: Gale, 1997. 261-267. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 19 Jan. 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Great summary, limor, but I don't quite see how it connects to Rose' point :-/