Day 2

Oliver Twist Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Nancy defend Oliver?

    Reexamine the scene in which Oliver attempts to escape from Fagin's house (pp. 96-99). Notice that Nancy mentions her upbringing in Fagin's house and her resentment of the fact that she has remained, from that time forth, a thief and criminal. Perhaps her desire to protect Oliver stems from the fact that she recognizes Oliver's innocence – and that he will lose it if he, like her, is forced to live among criminals.

  2. 2

    What is the significance of the portrait of the woman which hangs in Mrs. Bedwin's room?

    Firstly, the features of the woman in the portrait are very similar to Oliver's features. Students will...

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