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Oliver Twist Teaching Unit

Oliver Twist Teaching Unit

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  • List four coincidences in the novel that must be accepted by the reader for the story to be believed.
  • Write a brief character sketch of Nancy. Do you think the character grows and changes by the end of the story? If so, what motivates the change? If not, what prevents it?
  • Support or refute the following statement by citing incidents from the story: Charitable institutions only reproduced the horrible circumstances in which the poor already lived.
  • In what ways can the scene in which Mr. Bumble woos Mrs. Corney be considered humorous? If it is satirical, at what group of people is Dickens poking fun?
  • Discuss the definition of irony. List and explain at least three examples of irony in this novel.
  • Dickens often selects names for his characters to contribute to a reader’s understanding of the character or to foreshadow the character’s future. What is significant about the following character names?•Oliver Twist•Rose Maylie•Mr. Bumble•Toby Crackit•Mrs. Mann•Mr. Grimwig•Bull’s-eye
  • Discuss the use of London Bridge in this book. What does its use symbolize in this particular novel?
  • There are numerous examples of good and evil in this book. Select one example to support or refute the following statement: The line between who is good and who is evil is often blurred in this novel.

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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students; questions suitable for essay topics or discussion; vocabulary lists; multiple-choice and essay test with answer key; introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.

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