Analysis on the Reality of Oliver Twist from the Perspective of Sociohistorical Criticism

Ting LONG, Xue JIANG

Abstract


Oliver Twist, a realistic novel produced by Dickens in his early time, has received lots of affection since it came out. This novel also maintains its popularity since it has been adapted into various versions of film and drama. The setting of the work was in Victorian London, a rapidly developing period with many social ills. To figure out the connection between literary creation and the work’s social background, the paper aims at analyzing Oliver Twist’s reality from the perspective of sociohistorical criticism which is always used in analyzing realistic works and still of great influence in today’s criticism. The paper pays much attention to make an analysis on the reality of the novel’s background and characters.


Keywords


Oliver Twist; Sociohistorical Criticism; Reality; Victorian London

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12159

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