The following reviews by COHS students are on “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens
Genre: Classic drama
Reviewer: Zachary D.
First Oliver gets kicked out of his orphanage then he goes to a coffin making place. After that he runs away because he feels that he is being mistreated. When he gets to his next destination he becomes a pick pocket. By the end of the book Oliver is living with a rich family becomes like a son.
I did not like this book one bit it was horrible. The characters bugged me and I did not like there personality. Overall I just thought the book was cheesy. The thesis was morally good but the way the author made was horrible.
1. The author’s purpose is to tell a child’s fight for freedom and a better life.
2. The theme of the story is identity because of the orphans and the thesis of the story is to try to save the poor and orphans.
3. Oliver develops through out the book by becoming more and more mature and finding new ways to have freedom. The author supports the thesis because in the end of the story Oliver gets a good home.
4. What main issue does the book raise and what stance does it take in addressing and solving the issue? That in America even if you are poor and have no parents you can still have a good life. The author addresses the issue by giving Oliver a better life in the end.