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What is the first line in 'Oliver Twist'?
The lengthy first sentence is also the first paragraph: Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse; and in this workhouse was born; on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no possible consequence to the reader, in this stage of the business at all events; the item of mortality whose name is prefixed to the head of this chapter.
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Short version: Oliver is about an orphan who runs away from an orphanage because he got in trouble for asking for more food. He ends up living with a group of boys that are tr…ained professionals at pickpocketing by an old mentor. Oliver ends up getting in trouble but catches a bad man and earns tons of money. Oliver then becomes really rich and becomes a great grandfather. Long Version: Oliver Twist was a young orphan. He worked and lived at a workhouse. One day he picked the short straw and had to ask the cook for some more food. This is probably the most famous lines in the book and film, "Please sir, may I have have some more?". Of course there was a consequence to that question and the Head man of the workhouse, Mr. Bumble, took Oliver out into the streets and asked if anyone wanted to buy the young boy from him. A family who built coffins and directed funerals decided to take him in. A adolescent boy from that family insulted Oliver's mother, (who is dead), and that started a fight. Oliver was thrown in the cellar. Luckily Oliver managed to escape from that dreadful place. He saw a sign to London and decided to head that way. When Oliver eventually arrived in London he met a boy. He was known as the 'Artful Dodger'. Oliver learned that his little friend was a pickpocket. Artful Dodger took Oliver to his home, where other boys like him lived. The master of them all was an old man called Fagin. Fagin was a good, down-to-earth man, who lived of his boys success. On Oliver's first day pickpocketing he went with Artful Dodger, so that he could gain some experience before he did it himself. Unfortunately he was caught, even though it was his friend's dirty work! Oliver was now in court, charged for theft. But luckily there was an eyewitness who told the truth about what had happened. Oliver thanked the kind man and he told him that he was an orphan. Oliver found out that the man was called Mr. Brownlow. It didn't take long for Mr. Brownlow to decide on fostering Oliver! Oliver got on Mr. Brownlow's horse and carriage and went to his expensive home. Oliver quickly settled down. In his dreams he wished and wished he could live in a house like this and be cared by someone! Bill Sikes and his girlfriend, Nancy worked for Fagin. Bill was a very violent and unforgiving man and was scared that Oliver would tell everyone about Fagin and his business. Bill and Nancy had to go and get Oliver back by kidnapping him! Nancy wasn't too keen on that idea because she was a very caring and lovely person and she thinks that Oliver deserves to live a good and free life. Bill forced Nancy to come and they succeeded in their task of kidnapping Oliver. When they arrived at Fagin's place, Oliver didn't like what had happened and he slapped Bill. Bill took his belt off and wanted to beat Oliver. Nancy stopped him but she was slapped by Bill. She stormed out of the room. Even though Nancy hated Bill for what he did, she still loved him and she thought that Bill needed her. No matter what happened Bill wasn't going to let Oliver go anywhere, so he couldn't go back to Mr. Brownlow's house. One night Bill, Fagin, Oliver and Nancy went to the nearby pub. (This was where Nancy worked). Bill ordered his dog, Bullseye to guard Oliver. Nancy had a plan to get Oliver and take him back to Mr. Brownlow. Earlier before they went to the pub Nancy went to Mr. Brownlow's house and told him everything that had happened. She told him to meet her on London Bridge at midnight because she would have Oliver. First of all Nancy started off a song, slowly everyone else joined in as they were drunk and it all became very loud and she quickly got Oliver. Of course Bullseye barked but Bill couldn't hear him! Nancy got a head start on Bill but eventually realised what had happened. He quickly got up onto his feet and followed Nancy to the London Bridge. As Nancy was walking up the stairs to meet Mr. Brownlow, Bill caught and carried her back down the stairs. He took her behind a wall and started beating her! As Bill came back there was blood on his shirt and Oliver knew that Nancy was dead. Bullseye was now terrified of Bill and he ran off. A crowd of people heard all this noise and commotion and ran up to Mr. Brownlow to ask what had happened. Suddenly there was a massive search party to find the murderer, Bill! Bill carried Oliver all the way to Fagin's house. Fagin was worried as there was blood on Bill's shirt. Bill said that Nancy wasn't going to be interfering anymore. Fagin realised what this actually meant. Outside Bill heard Bullseye's bark, followed by cries of outrage. Bullseye had taken the crowd to Fagin's secret home! Bill escaped yet again with Oliver down the street. He climbed up some stairs and told Oliver to climb up on a beam and tie a piece of rope to it so Bill could swing over the alley. Oliver managed to do the task and slowly climbed back down. Bill wrapped the rope around him and swung to the other side he couldn't hold onto the other side. Bill tried a couple more times but he accidentally hung himself! The police ran up the stairs and rescued Oliver. A few days later Oliver was back in Mr. Brownlow's house and learnt about his mother. His mother was friends with Mr. Brownlow! Oliver was very happy where he was at that moment in time and he didn't want to go anywhere else! By Anais..
Oliver Twist is a fictional character in a novel by Charles Dickens. He is a little boy who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker,… from whence he escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. Oliver is led to the lair of their elderly criminal trainer Fagin, naively unaware of their unlawful activities.
its about a orphan called oliver twist he was born in a workhouse and escaped and met a group of pickpockets in London .
OLIVER THE MUSICAL WAS FIRST RELEASED IN 1968.
The main flim of Oliver! (there has been many others) Mark Lester played Oliver the street child. There have been a number of film and TV versions of Oliver Twist, and th…ere are more closely related to the book. These are three of the most recent: In the 2005 Roman Polanski version Oliver was played by Barney Clark. In the 2007 British version, William Miller played the role. In the 1999 British TV version (also featuring Keira Knightley and Andy Serkis, among others), the actor playing Oliver was called Sam Smith. Other versions can be found on the Internet Movie Database.
He first appears in Part 4, Chapter 7.
Oliver Twist was not a play. It was a book serialized in 1837-1838. But it was plagerized by opportunists in the theatre amost before it was fully released. That's one reason …Dickens campaigned so hard--especially in America--for copywrite laws.
Not only because it's short and poignant, but because it's representative of the plight of all workhouse inmates and the truly horrible--deliberately horrible--condition…s in which they were forced to live.
i dont know i was wondering the same thing!
Charles Dickens Dickens may have authored the book (he was paid by the word, if you can believe that) but it was first published in 1838 by Richard Bentley.
Oliver is born, and then lives in the workhouse, where his mother dies giving birth to him. He is given the surname "Twist" by Mr. Bumble the beadle, who works through the alp…habet in order to given the orphans a made-up surname.
My 1st impressions of Fagin is that Fagin is an old Jewish man and that he is kind to everyone he also makes Oliver and his pals laugh. He is violent because he nearly attack …Oliver and he is also greedy. He is also a murderer he killed one of the people who were working for him because they had told about the jewelery that he had stolen.