Add Papers Marked0
Paper checked off!

Marked works


Viewed works

Shopping Cart0
Paper added to shopping cart!

Shopping Cart

Register Now

internet library library

Great deal: today with a discount!

Regular price:
You save:
0,44 (11%)
Discounted price*:
Add to Wish List
ID number:419961
Published: 03.12.2003.
Language: English
Level: Secondary school
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

When reading Dickens’s “Oliver Twist” and “Great Expectations” the reader cannot avoid meeting crimes and the criminal world in those literary works. The author wants to show how different the world is – how society is divided in the social layers – there are rich, poor but to be in the middle is very difficult. There is a parallel world to the normal people’s world– the world of the outlaws. In the “Oliver Twist” crime and criminal world goes throughout the whole work. People are robbed, killed, threatened as well as pick pocketed.
As Dickens involved many autobiographical facts in his writings the reader may understand that the author has experienced a great presence of the underworld influences during his lifetime. The scenes where criminals are mentioned seem to be rather realistic and the reader via the book can feel the presence of criminals who are ugly and their appearance imbues fear. Kind of that feeling experiences also Oliver when reading the book at the Jew’s place. “It was a history of lives and trials of great criminals; and the pages were soiled and thumbed with use. Here he read of dreadful crimes that made the blood run cold; of secret murders that had been committed by the lonely wayside; of bodies hidden from the eye of a man in deep pits and wells (..) and at last, after many years, and so maddened the murderers with the sight, that in their horror they had confessed their guilt.”…

Author's comment
Work pack:
GREAT DEAL buying in a pack your savings −3,78 €
Work pack Nr. 1111293
Load more similar papers

Send to email

Your name:

Enter an email address where the link will be sent:

{Your name} suggests you to check out this paper on „Crime and the Criminal World in Dickens's Novels”.

Link to paper:


Email has been sent

Choose Authorization Method

Email & Password

Email & Password

Wrong e-mail adress or password!
Log In

Forgot your password?


Not registered yet?

Register and redeem free papers!

To receive free papers from it is necessary to register. It's quick and will only take a few seconds.

If you have already registered, simply to access the free content.

Cancel Register