The Question and Answer section for Oliver Twist is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Monks searched for the old nurse in order to gain information about Oliver. Sally was present at his birth and had Oliver's mother's locket in her possession.
Oliver's plight is losing his mother at birth and living in the orphange? His plight at the morticians? His plight..... when? Please be specific when asking your questions.
Monks' elaborate plans and desire for inheritance put all of the action into play. Nancy puts her life at risk to save Oliver because it's the right thing to do. Had Monks never searched for the boy, conspired to have him kidnapped, and hired Bill...