i am aiming at actually knowing the characters that suffered and who made them suffer,under what circumstances,and why?.
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The Workhouse: Dickens describes the charitable workhouses in detail, and places the main character (Oliver) in one to begin the story. All residents of the workhouses suffered regulations that took away their personal freedoms, separated familes, and gained free labor from underfed workers.
Nancy suffered under Bill Sykes control and eventually died for disobeying his orders, and helping a child.
Oliver's mother suffered great humiliation and lost her family because of her position as an unwed mother. Unwed mothers were ostracized and deemed embarrassments to their familes. These women were often disowned and forced to fend for themselves.